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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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Very informative and entertaining

I am not usually a fan of "cultural" offerings but this demonstration, show and dinner was wonderful. The evening started with an informative 15 minute bus ride to a full sized... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Okatie, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am not usually a fan of "cultural" offerings but this demonstration, show and dinner was wonderful. The evening started with an informative 15 minute bus ride to a full sized model of an ancient Maori village, followed by a traditional welcoming ceremony, demonstration of Maori warrior training (ncluding the Hakka). The evening concluded with traditional Maori song and dance... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The staff really love their culture and absolutely love to share it! They answered any questions you had, and tried to keep the light and fun so that everyone would enjoy while learning a bit about the culture. If you are looking for something a little different or are wanting to soak up the culture, this is for you!

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot about the Maori culture and history. You'll take a bus from Rotorua to get there, which adds time overall. Upon arrival, you're greeted in a traditional way and go station to station in small groups to have a more intimate experience. Why not 5 stars? Dinner was served at 9 PM, which was too late for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great night out but also very informative regarding the Maori way of life. Our group was picked up from the hotel by a crazy driver (Denis the menace) The entire evening including the coach journey to and from the venue is full of 'audience participation' no one escapes but have a go and join in you'll have... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going into the Tamaki Maori Village experience, we expected an educational and cultural evening but found ourselves lost in what felt like a Maori-themed entertainment park with busloads of tourists. The tour was just too crowded: we shared the evening with 4 other busloads, so all in all a good 200 people. Kudos to the tribe and staff for trying... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great night and educational experience. We loved it and it was a ton of fun. The whole staff was excellent and made us feel as a part of their tribe. You'll love it and have a great night. Food is ok, but lacks flavor. That wouldn't stop me for going however...totally worth the culture experience!

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful evening spent learning about Maori culture. Enjoyed having our 'chief' meet the warriors and learn games. The food was absolutely delicious and the entertainment superb!

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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took this tour previously when my sister and niece came to visit so it was a natural choice when my mum came to stay. Just as good this time around with everything well thought out from the hotel pick-up to the drop-off afterwards. Great information about the history of the tribe to the entertainment and the delicious traditional hangi... More 

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Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bus driver was great, learned about the culture, food was ok, price was high. Next time I would look closer at the other options.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it was a good trip overall but lacked a little authenticity regarding to native food dishes (lack of) but otherwise was an interesting and educational trip

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