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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 5 December 2016

We were on a motorhome tour with the camping and caravan club . There were 15 motor homes on the tour. We were staying on a campsite in Rotarua and were picked up by coach. The Maori welcome was brilliant. The Maori men came in...More

Thank Joan A
Reviewed 5 December 2016

It is was amazing to learn about the Maori culture and living. It is a must to do. Not a friendly menu for vegetarians.

Thank Pankaj D
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Tamaki Maori Village evening experience is a must do when in Rotorua area. Great overview of traditional Maori activities and history, together with a cultural show and fantastic meal - Hungi! Make sure you utilise the free hotel pick up service or drive yourself...More

Thank dim_10
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This is an excellent nights entertainment providing a very good insight into Maori protocol and an opportunity to learn a little of the early Maori settlement in New Zealand The concert and the hangi are both excellent plus the fact that this all takes place...More

Thank bartandsue
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I totally enjoyed the Maori village. It was interactive, informative and the Hangi at the end was great. It was a great reflection of NZ

Thank Tasha G
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great insight into Maori history and traditions, wrapped up in a very professional and fun package. Pick up from and return to your hotel is very welcome, fun 15-20 minute bus ride to the village. Bus drivers set the mood well - great combo of...More

Thank jps127
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Our driver, Aroha, was lots of fun. We learned all about the Maori culture and they did a great job of rotating the visitors around the different activities before the show and dinner. Be sure to call in advance to confirm where and when to...More

Thank Beth G
Reviewed 3 December 2016

‘Entertaining education’ applies as well. Anyhow a real ‘must see’ when visiting Northern Island. The narration on the ride towards Tamaki Is very informative. The village itself is located at a splendid and very pleasant spot in the woods. The interactive performance is very entertaining...More

Thank Bastiaan57
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

What a fun night I wasn't sure what to expect.. bus driver excellent so much fun and multi talented Learnt a bit about Maori culture , food at the end evening was really good ..

Thank 229michelleg229
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This cultural experience is great interactive , informative & entertaining. The hangi was yummy and good to watch it coming out of ground. Music and dance was setting an awesome atmosphere

Thank Straittford-Miller
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hi does anyone know if this is a good place to see if traveling alone or would it be a bit awkward?
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
Can you park a camper van near by
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 ???
Matias B
hello, is it suitable for small children (3 years and 1 year)?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Angela D | Reviewed this property |
I think they would love it. Maybe a late night for them though?