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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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As a visitor to New Zealand this was an unforgettable cultural experience not to miss. SO much culture and history to learn from the Maori people - started with the traditional... read more

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As a visitor to New Zealand this was an unforgettable cultural experience not to miss. SO much culture and history to learn from the Maori people - started with the traditional greeting, then through the village tour and the hangi meal at the end. We learnt to respect and understand more the Maori people. Truly excellent

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The cultural insight was perfect. The meal provided is traditional and HUGE - GREAT for us foodies! We guys were taught the haka, then everyone to sing, play tribal games which are easy but hilarious, nor did any rain dampen spirits as contingencies were always in place. Flawless and pure class from the whole team involved. We came with Kiwi... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent evening that started from the shuttle bus pick up. I would do it again if friends haven't been. Wonderful music and food!

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We decided to make the most of the area we visited Tumunui, Tamaki Maori Village. We always read the negative reviews and think you can't please everyone! We thoroughly enjoyed our evening! There cultural part was very interesting and they split you into tribes on the bus, firstly you learn about key parts of the culture- weapons, training, a haka,... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Using microphones could have helped us hear the information given at each 'station' more clearly, but understand there are several groups speaking at a time.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a very very rainy evening we waited for our bus pickup, Wallace our driver was welcoming and gave a good commentary on local Maori, customs & words. Turns out our bus was actually a Waka, used to guide us to the village. Once there the staff were, very nice and explained due to the rain our visit to each... More 

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Visited here with Scenic as an inclusive excursion. Collected from the hotel by bus and driven to the village by a real 'character ' . On the coach a chief is selected, this was my husband, rather astonished he actually found this a wonderful experience, telling 'his people' what to do, leading them through the various areas of the village... More 

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We took our teenage student from Germany and our own teenager- this experience was excellent from the bus driver's patter, the demonstrations of early Maori life, hilarious tourist involvement in the haka and the delicious hangi food. They even catered well for our young vegan friend. From a Pakeha Kiwi perspective I felt really proud of how our tangata whenua... More 

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Stumbled across a leaflet and thought it'd be worth a go. Boy are we glad we did! In the time allotted it was really well organised and just enough covered to give you a good insight into Maori culture. The version of Powhiri was really cool as a welcome, especially given we were all set into the scene as a... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Offered a bit more than many Maori experiences, as the first part of the evening gives an introduction to around 5 specific aspects, followed by dancing, singing etc. Yes, it is a bit production like at times, as they have a large number of guests to handle each evening, but that did not blunt the enjoyment. If you are lucky... More 

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