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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 11 January 2017

This was thoroughly enjoyable. Respectful without being preachy, fun without being disrespectful. One comes away with some inkling of the Maori culture and knowing that you have contributed to keeping it alive and active. Explanations of various elements of the culture are succint and well...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This trip was an excellent evening for all the family. Delicious food and great entertainment. A lovely way for tourists to learn a little about Maouri life.

Thank 484MFSH
Reviewed 11 January 2017

So far, this has been my highlight of NZ. It was really interesting and the people were very knowledgeable. The costumes were great and the people who ran the night were all related in some way so this made it really cool. The Hangi was...More

Thank Delaney R
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We took their evening cultural program and dinner option. It gives good insight of the Maori culture. It is good to see the Tamaki organisation doing their best to spread knowledge of their culture. Well appreciated eveing spent. But the highlight was their bus driver...More

Thank Travel_away_10
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We booked this tour from Viator and loved the entire experience right from the pick-up from our hotel. The bus driver selected a chief for our 'tribe' on the way and taught us some Maori words and songs while we reached. Once we were there,...More

Thank ishitasinghal88
Reviewed 11 January 2017

From the beginning till the end the trip was really worthwhile. You get to experience the values of the Maori people. We waited for the bus to arrive then were taken to the Maori Village where we learnt a great deal about the values and...More

Thank Neva S
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Friendly Maori guides, there are some Maori activities organised for visitors and introduced their cultures. There is also a dinner with Maori songs and dances.

Thank fclooi
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Our "canoe" driver Wallace picked us up from the hotel and was on good form transporting us to and fro with Maori language lessons en route and singing from all nationalities on board going home. Slick operation that got us all around the village elements...More

Thank Yorkshire1245
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A really wonderful and enlightening evening and for us an introduction to the Maori culture. This was very well organised into smaller groups making it clear and easy to listen and see what was being explained. The dancing was excellent and the dinner good fun....More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Our family rated this one of our favourite holiday activities. Such a well organised evening which had us enthralled from start to finish. Delicious lamb!

Thank carrmelc
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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 ???