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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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My wife and I enjoyed this experience from the beginning to the end. The family tribe gives you a historic venture that's educational and entertaining for all ages. At the end of... read more

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this experience from the beginning to the end. The family tribe gives you a historic venture that's educational and entertaining for all ages. At the end of your tour, you're presented with a tasteful buffet. This is a must, if you like to venture back in history and learn the history of the Polynesian culture.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you visit this you will not be disappointed!! We had a great evening with great food. And a special thanks goes out the our coach driver Mark who made the trip fantastic and funny from the moment he picked us up to the moment he dropped us off and the end of the evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful evening. They provided entertainment and education of their culture and a very good meal. The bus ride was a hoot too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From being picked up to dropped off it was just wonderful. The bus journey was brilliant with our bus driver Wallace, the introduction to their culture was brilliant the show was brilliant, the meal was brilliant, the gift shop was excellent, all in all a fantastic night - money well spent.

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Matzenbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tamaki Maori Village is a cut above the usual touristy cultural kitchy shows, etc. It was truly well organized, from the super entertaining bus driver, the welcome Hongi at the Village, the various exhibits and experiences, topped by a delicious Hongi dinner. Now I don't think that Pavlova is a Maori dessert, but it was delicious. We had a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time, from the pick up by the bus driver, to the welcome, to the activities, to the dinner, and yes, the ride back. Good was delicious. I learned a lot about the Maori culture.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Living locally we have been to all the local attractions and regularly take visitors to them. Tamaki experience is one of our favourites and it's set in an authentic way. The food is good and there is lots of it. It's a living museum of Maori culture. Fantastic

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This show is a must. Very complete over view of Maori culture and cooking. The welcoming show and challenge was insiteful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a terrific night at Tamaki Maori Village. Our bus driver, Dennis, was wonderful and kept us entertained. We were oicked up in Rotorua at the Visitors Centre and then went out to the village. The whole experience allowed you to develop a new perspective and understanding of the Maori culture. We attended various houses of learning and rotated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was a bit scared paying $185 but wow, I'd definitely pay it again. Was picked up by a huge bus out front of Top 10, went along picked everyone up, then the bus driver picked our chief for the night, from start to finish was the best night ever. The amazing drive through the forest, the ceremony on to their... More 

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