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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 14 January 2017

We have just got off the coach back from the village and I have to say this was one of the best days I have had in New Zealand. From the time we when to the booking office to the time we got off the...More

1  Thank Barry Q
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Great insight into the Maori culture, performances were great well what we could see of them! The major issue we had was the group was so large at times I couldn't see or hear the performances or talks, I missed the entire farewell performance as...More

1  Thank clare_alice_x
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Our family had a terrific evening at the Tamaki Maori Village. After riding there on the bus (about 20 minutes), all of the groups assembled behind our newly chosen chiefs to greet the hosts from the village. It was fascinating that the meet-and-greet was in...More

1  Thank Jana R
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Right from the bus trip onto the site you are being taken on an experience to understand the Maori story and pre-Western culture and ways of living. Very well run and highly participative, so you will get more out of it if you are ready...More

1  Thank OZ_DHB
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I can highly recommend visiting the Tamaki Maori Village. The family whether in traditional Maori clothing performing reenactments or working behind the scenes, so to speak, as dining staff and drivers; are all truly committed to sharing their culture with the visiting tourists. A truly...More

Thank Maverickmeg
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The village tour was well organised and very enjoyable. We went to the early tour which leaves Rotorua around 4.30pm which is perfect for families with young kids or for those who don't want a late night. The village itself provides lots of opportunities to...More

Thank Alison d
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Was brilliant! Tour guide was great, very interesting tour. Plenty to see and do, cheap and affordable. If you want to explore inner New Zealand, a visit here is a must do!!!

Thank nik2017
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Well worth a visit. Excellent value for money. Friendly staff members who engage the visitors during the activities.

Thank Apaprp
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a fantastic evening at the Tamaki Maori Village. We were welcomed and then we got to learn about the Maori culture which was very interesting and kept the children's attention completely. We were even involved in the dancing and the haka! Afterwards we...More

Thank djnewrob
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is an opportunity to see a traditional Maori village, see some cultural activities, and eat a big collective meal. The drawback is that this is a large-group experience, and as such has to be aimed at the lowest common denominator. That said, there's much...More

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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 ???