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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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If you want to experience pre European Maori culture this Village is a great starting point. Once you are formally welcomed you are introduced to poi poi, stick agility, the... read more

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

If you want to experience pre European Maori culture this Village is a great starting point. Once you are formally welcomed you are introduced to poi poi, stick agility, the significance of tattoos, the haka and how the ancestral Mãori travelled from Polynesian by very large wakkas. This is followed by entertainment in the form of dancing and ding and... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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A good evening with lots of crowd interation with the village.people. Great food presentation at Hangi Dinner and facilities were awesome. Have also been to Mitai night and did feel the Tamaki one was a bit more" touristy" over all. Also the Cultural Song and Dance Performance didn't compare favourably with the more indepth one at Mitai.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food/meal was plain and bland but the Maori show was interesting in terms of explaining the Maori history and culture. In fact the show alone would have been good enough to warrant the visit.

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We are still talking about this place after a few days so it is certainly memorable. The presentations are well done & highly inclusive and interactive. To select a chief from each bus kept the groups together & provided some reality to this village. The exhibits flowed well between groups, were highly informative and fun. The hangi dinner was absolutely... More 

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This is a way to experience and learn about the Maori culture from their landings on this beautiful island of New Zealand. You are immersed in how they live and how they look after each other. Their traditions, including having the men try the Haka. The dances, whether for war or otherwise are spectacular and you can see how much... More 

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At 5.20pm we were on our way by the Tamaki coach. A few pick ups and by 6.30 we were at the village. By tradition a Maori village is sacred ground and only invited guests can attend. To be invited we had to have a 'chief' from amongst us. The village warriors then came out and 'intimidated' our chef with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was enjoyable and educational. We went here on our school trip to New Zealand and it was hands down THE best way for us all (teenagers) included to learn about the Maori culture. Everyone was really friendly and kind. Had a bit of the feel of summer camp in the 1960's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rug up if its cold. The first half of the tour is outdoors showing you Maori crafts and traditions set in a forest. Then its into a theatre for dance and singing, and finally a fine buffet dinner. Mostly backpackers. I had to move from the first table as they were not happy sitting next to an old fart, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well put together and acted out, with singing and dancing, followed by lunch with some local wines. The participants explain Maori tattoos and other features of their wood carvings, very well. Then try to get you to take part in the traditional dancing !

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I visited Tamaki Maori Village for the evening performance. They get you involved from the moment you get onto the bus to take you out to the village to the time you get back off the bus when you are finished the tour! Our driver was great fun! When you get to the village you stay in your bus groups... More 

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