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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 24 November 2016

With my cousins visiting we took them on a very quick trip to Rotorua. This was quite a good chance to learn a bit about the culture. If you do not speak English I am not sure how much you would get out of it...More

Thank 2012kim
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Highly recommended. From the moment you get picked up to the time you get dropped off, its an all singing, all dancing maori experience that you won't forget. The show gives you the chance to join in so don't be shy. The food was lovely...More

Thank lou2you
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent! Great transfer from our hotel, Denis the bus driver was entertaining, amazng to see inside the village, friendly, interactive and informative, this is a must do

Thank Stacie2016
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

First, English is mandatory. We enjoy the people and their kindness but it was a little bit too fast for us. We would love to have more time for questions. For exemple, It could be a good idea to have a maori 20 minutes at...More

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Thank Pitchounne59
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great entertainment from the moment we got into the bus! Performances were excellent and the food really yummy! A lifetime experience that I certainly recommend to everyone!

Thank Nicolepalmas
Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is probably a good show if you don't know anything about the Maori culture. I went to a show 25 years ago so I was familiar with the basics and this show seemed to be a Disneyfied version of Maori life. The food was...More

Thank ncr1jmj
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A flawless evening! I loved every single bit of the whole experience. All the performers and workers put on an excellent show. Praise to everyone involved. Magnificent food. The best of the whole 21 days. Best event of the whole holiday!

Thank Caz G
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Brilliant loved every minute of it, very impressed and would jump at the chance to go again, we had a special needs person with us so the guide was just wonderful

Thank LyndaPerkins
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a very interesting and informative evening held in the open with a lovely buffet meal to look forward to at the end

Thank Avril84
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great evening, entertained from the moment we got on the bus. A great way to learn more about the Maori culture.

Thank stacey_sykes
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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?