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Tamaki Maori Village

1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
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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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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit, this time bringing visitors for the Lions Tour. We thought the food side of it had definitely improved, the hangi was delicious and plentiful. Some parts of the walk around seemed very staged and repetitive and also a bit rushed....More

1  Thank Janet H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book this from their main office. We stayed in backpackers lodging thus was given a huge discount. The service at office was excellent- counter staff ran out after us to give us the discount he forgotten. The village experience was nice too. Interactive and experiential....More

Thank YP l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family loved this experience. We visited early in our trip and gave us all a good insight into Maori culture. My young boys loved learning the Haka, and we all loved the singing and dancing ...

Thank Amanda F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Tamaki Maori Village on a four day visit to Rotorua. I read the reviews before booking and whilst yes the bus drivers talk a lot on the bus there and back, their enthusiasm and energy goes towards engaging the group from the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We paid about £60 each for the cultural tour and Hangi dinner. That tour guide on the bus was obviously reading the information and used a monotonous tone when she wasn't trying to get us to participate by repeating Maori words. Not my cup of...More

1  Thank BateyBoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting tour, nice food. Really, really lovely people at the village. Our bus driver was a bit annoying so I could have done without that.

Thank LH091
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The evening starts with your bus pick up but to make the experience more of an immersion, the drivers refers to the bus as a waka (canoe) and there is chief of the canoe/tribe named on the way to the center. Visitors are met at...More

Thank Zenatakos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun evening activity where you learn about Maori culture. The performances are great and they involve the audience a ton. Even our bus driver on the way home made us sing songs, which was hysterical. And the food is plentiful and good,...More

Thank JetsetHer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The village style layout makes this experience truly outstanding! Traditional food & dance together with explanations of the Moari culture and how it developed, add in Dennis the driver having us all singing and especially his Louis Armstrong, perfect Thoroughly enjoyed our time with you...More

Thank hareandhounds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was very disappointed in this trip to this village. I think they over did it by trying to make it look authentic. Seemed very staged. The bus driver that picked us up did non stop talking for the almost 30 min. drive there and...More

Thank Kay N
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maria e
30 June 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
Best option is to stay a night or 2 in rotorua. You can fly up but probably cheaper to get a Mana or Intercity bus. They will pick you up from your accommodation in rotorua and drop you off after the performance.
15 June 2017|
Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, We have many people visit who are travelling alone and they really enjoy it. We are an interactive village so you meet others in a friendly environment. During the traditional hangi buffet you are seated with... More
steve b
11 June 2017|
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Response from Shazzab21 | Reviewed this property |
They actually pick you up on abus from central spots around town. They have an office in Rotorua with a big carpark I would imagine you could be picked up and dropped off there ???