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Tamaki Maori Village

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Address: 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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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Efficient serving, good food

The hangi at Tamaki Maori Village was fun and very tasty. The serving is buffet style with lots of choices and went very efficiently, considering the large crowd. The cultural... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

The hangi at Tamaki Maori Village was fun and very tasty. The serving is buffet style with lots of choices and went very efficiently, considering the large crowd. The cultural activities demonstrated were fun and audience participation made them even more enjoyable.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Whilst this is quite a reasonable evening's entertainment it all seems a bit false. Our visit was part of an AAT Kings tour of New Zealand and was included in the overall price. The food was good and plentiful and the tableaux were informative. You do tend to get the Maori stuff rammed down your throat by AAT Kings, I... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

It was our second visit to Tamaki Maori Village. Our first was in 2007. Both visits were to give our overseas visitors an unforgettable experience. They/we were enthralled! The 2007 show was good. The current show is much improved.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the Maori experience. I got chosen as a chief of chiefs during the very atmospheric and dramatic opening ceremony. This meant that I got to join in with a lot of the festivities during the evening, including several (poor) attempts at the Haka. I'd definitely recommend this to anyone whom is in the area,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We visited the village for a cultural night and found it very interesting and value for money . The bus picked us up in Rotorua and on the way to the village we got some interesting information by our bus guide regarding Maori culture . The staff that work at the village and all or Maori decent and very knowledgeable... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

This is a great night out, well worth a visit. Got picked up by minibus at motel and taken to central office. From there allocated a coach to the village, which is about a 30 minute drive from Rotorua. Each bus has a tribe leader who meets and greets the chief at the village. You get to see all aspects... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

My first visit to NZ and I knew I must visit one cultural and historic centre. This was recommended to me on Trip Advisor and by the locals. It was a delightful experience. Well run with historical accuracy and with humour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

It is a must if you are in Rotorua. Highly recommend. Very well organized and very friendly people. They will pick you up and drop to your hotel.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This is a must.learning about the history and traditions of the Maori people.we were made very welcome and they were very happy to show us their ways.we tasted a traditional meal that was cooked in a hangi(hole in the ground) and had a song and traditional dance.all in all a brilliant evening

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

An amazing experience. The cultural exposure was fantastic from the greeting we received with the arrival of the canoe through to seeing how village life used to be through to a great hungi dinner. Interactive experience- boys if your brave enough to get filmed, you can learn the hakka. Thank you to Tamaki for showing us Maori culture!

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