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Highland Paradise Cultural Centre- Day Tours

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Address: Cook Islands
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+682 21 924

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The Real Cook Islands Mauri Experience

After spending a week on Rarotonga four years ago, we returned for a two week stay in the Royale Taketumi (see review elsewhere). We also returned to the Highland Paradise... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Brent S
Auburn, California
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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

After spending a week on Rarotonga four years ago, we returned for a two week stay in the Royale Taketumi (see review elsewhere). We also returned to the Highland Paradise Cultural Center - this time for a day tour instead of the evening "Drums of Our Forefathers" feast and show. We were stunned to see how much more of the... More 

Thank Brent S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had booked this tour for 4 people and had 2 nights free that we could do it - we were told that they never cancel and so decided to book it for our last night on the holiday. Unfortunately, they cancelled on the morning of the tour because a booking of 6 had cancelled. We were really looking forward... More 

Thank drcallycat
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Beautiful setting with an experience made personal by the host and narrator. Great sense of humour with lots of irony and digs at himself and at NZers (which was a wee bit lost on a few of the others, never mind). The marae experience was not rushed and involved the visitors on a personal level. Umu style food is not... More 

Thank Andrew M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This show was amazing. Danny (the MC guy) was really awesome - fun, informative, funny. The walk around outside and marae was really cool. Food was devine. Singing and dancing were great. And the views from up there are to die for! Would totally recommend this to everyone. Its a must do.

Thank kia2010
Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We attended the Saturday morning markets where the Highland Paradise put on a sample production and managed to get 1 free pass and my husband purchased his pass for $89 ($10 off brochures are available everywhere as well as they give away $10 off tickets at the saturday markets). This included transfers from your accommodation and a very quick basic... More 

Thank shazzaAlbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

As a descendent of the Cook Islands, I appreciated the effort and time put into the show and tour. The show was brilliantly done and all the performers were superb and the meal was delightful. I would definitely recommend the show to anyone interested into a taste of traditional cook island culture

Thank Dylan B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

4hrs of Culture,Told through Dance, Music, Humor, Migratory knowledge and Food was just Fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed my time and scenic views set the tone for our Holiday stay.

Thank Donna J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We booked the dinner and show through our hotel reception and were instructed to wait at 5:15 p.m. outside the hotel premises for the bus pickup. We waited from 5:05 until 5:50 without being picked up. The next morning we informed our reception, that we were not picked up. After checking back with the Centre, they informed us, that we... More 

Thank Rolf G
Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was a real as you can get. Great night with no airs and graces. Nice food, great entertainment and very welcoming people.

Thank rossndi2015
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This was a fab evening. Informative time on the marae, fantastic food and amazing dance show. A great way to spend an evening.

Thank Joodle2014

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