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Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance

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Fantastic Nights Entertainment

A great Maori Experience and was absolutely thrilled to be invited to play the part of Chief and to... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Phil C
Albany, Australia
Best of the Best!

If you wish to learn about the Maori culture in New Zealand, this is the place to do it!!! For... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Pollock Pines, California
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Lake End Tutanekai Street | next to Pizza Hut / owned by Novotel/Accor, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-346 3888
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked and expected a wonderful cultural experience as advertised on the front of the restaurant. We arrived at 6.30. The time advertised for the doors to open, but open they did not. Another 2 ppl arrived and waited along with us...also expecting the cultural...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They tell you to come at 6.30pm, to be seated. While your waiting, they are settling up the HANGI food. Polly meets and greets you. A lovely touch. You see a greeting show. A person is picked out from the audience and then a chief...More

Thank Got2try
Reviewed 24 April 2018

A great Maori Experience and was absolutely thrilled to be invited to play the part of Chief and to be involved in the experience. This for me was the highlight of my whole New Zealand trip. The Maori hosts were truely wonderful, friendly people and...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 9 January 2018

If you wish to learn about the Maori culture in New Zealand, this is the place to do it!!! For about $130 NZD, we spent an entire day absorbing ourselves in weaving, wood carving, Maori culture, and attended the afternoon greeting show. HIGHLY recommend this...More

2  Thank CarolSteve95726
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Kids were mesmerized but the show and didn't stop talking about the food. Lots of WOW factors, Great family experience

Thank GrandmaSue815
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It is important to learn about the Maori culture when you are in New Zealand. We did this by going to the Maori village at the Wairakei Terrace. When we arrived we were greeted with a welcoming ceremony and a "hangi", which is a traditional...More

1  Thank Judi L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We went here not expecting much other than a fairly ordinary meal and some Maori dancing. Let me just say that the meal was superb, the chowder was the best we had ever had and had us both going back for seconds. Everybody who was...More

Thank Glen E
Reviewed 16 April 2017

First we visited the geyers and bubbling thermal pools, then the welcoming ceremony and Maori show with voluntary audience participation, then dinner, followed by the option of returning to the thermal area to view the features after dark. While the paths had some lighting, not...More

2  Thank walkalot4ever
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We tonight this might we a 'touristy' show experience, how wrong were we! This was a very professional and highly enjoyable experience from start to finish! Thank you all. The show itself was excellent with great signing voices. I have even learnt some of the...More

1  Thank David_Tracey
Reviewed 22 March 2017

it was nice to see the culture it seemed to have dragged on forever. first they did a really nice welcoming performance, then you get split up to different groups and stop in about 7 different areas and they tell you about each section, then...More

Thank Marlene L
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