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Tamaki Maori Village

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Address: 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-349 2999
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Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most...

Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!

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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
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I stayed here as part of the Kiwi Experience tour, and it was the highlight of my trip. From the moment you enter, it's an interesting and incredible experience. After being... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here as part of the Kiwi Experience tour, and it was the highlight of my trip. From the moment you enter, it's an interesting and incredible experience. After being formally welcomed, we were introduced to traditional Maori culture, as well as a lunch and then a Hanghi Feast for dinner! Simply incredible. In the evening, we had drinks... More 

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I had a bad tendency to compare every 'living village experience' with the Polynesian Culture Center on Oahu, Hawaii. Where it was amazing - this was nice. You learned about the culture of the Maori and had a good dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Luckily on kiwi exp you get to stay overnight! The whole afternoon and evening was amazing. I cannot find any faults. It is worth every dollar. So clean, beautiful, amazing set up, yummy food and an amazing cultural experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a fun evening beginning (and ending!) with a very entertaining and participative bus ride to the Maori village which set the tone for the evening. How many languages could the bus driver welcome you in?!! After arriving we went through the traditional greeting ceremony and then in smaller groups visited parts of the village where we learnt and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of us went and had the Maori experience which began with "Dennis the menace" driver who picked us up and drove to the village, entertained us, informed us and sang for us..charming. The visit was lovely and well managed, the dinner delightful as were the shows. The voices were enchanting! Yes a very nice thing to do in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited my mother who moved out to New Zealand in 2006, and she booked us to visit the Maori village. It was absolutely amazing to experience the culture, food and to watch the Huka being performed! Cannot wait to take my children there when we visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved that this was a Living Maori Village where a lot of families actually live. The Geothermal pools and steam and geysers are quite fascinating. The Haki show was great and we liked that before the show it was explained so you understood what you were seeing. Don't miss this experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well put together experience to give all an understanding of the Maori history and culture. Bonus that the dinner was very good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in the Rotorua area, you probably ought to go because the people that run it are enthusiastic, friendly and does a great job of showing the Maori culture to visitors. The different shows were the most interesting, showcasing the Haka, the various Maori games and their way of life. The presenters and performers were brilliant. The performance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with my elderly parents and husband. Being in the forest with tall, tall trees listening to their professional presentation, being actively involved by participating in some of their cultural talents if chosen by your 'chief' if you wanted, being entertained and then well fed made for a memorable visit. The biggest thrill was seeing the up and coming young... More 

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