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Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show

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Address: | Arorangi Village, Cook Islands
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A great night out!

Definitely worth the $99 for this adventure. Pick up and drop off to your hotel included in the price, along with a buffet dinner, cultural tour of the site and drums and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amanda C
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Burleigh Heads, Australia

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely worth the $99 for this adventure. Pick up and drop off to your hotel included in the price, along with a buffet dinner, cultural tour of the site and drums and dance. Danny is a great host and full of knowledge and passion for the site and stories of his ancestors. If you're wanting to get a great taste... More 

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Highland_Paradise, Front Office Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana . Thank you very much for taking time to provide feedback on your experience with our tribe. We value our customers response as this highlights areas that we need to improve in. Your contribution also helps us with our on going efforts to preserve and restore the many maraes and house sites on this unique mountain. This we... More 

Lafayette, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting stories of the ancient tribes of people who populated Rarotonga. Drum and dancing show is entertaining. I was prepared for below average food, as is the case at many of these types of shows around the world, but I have to say that food was very tasty. You are picked up and dropped off from your lodging, which is... More 

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Highland_Paradise, General Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you for taking time to provide feedback on your experience at Highland Paradise and we are glad you enjoyed your evening. Your contribution helps us with our conservation and preservation of our heritage site. We value your feedback as it enables us to improve in areas that need to. We look forward to your next visit to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see for visitors that are interested in the culture and history of the island and the coming of Christianity to the islands. The show is as it says the drumbeats of our forefathers. A nice meal is included in the price and the tour of the village is well worth it. Archeologists have dated the site to 800... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked up from our hotel and transferred to this little peace of paradise, as you walk off the bus the views are absolutely stunning! Danny, I think was his name, was very informative and interesting to listen to as he takes you on a tour of the grounds, weaving and finally a marae tapu breaking ceremony. As a history lover... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We went to the Cultural show as a family group of 8 for our daughter and son in law's 10th Anniversary. Danny, our guide, was good as was William our driver. The tour of weaving and the Marae dedication was great. The disappointment to me personally was I thought we would have a ceremony unveiling the traditional Umu feast; instead... More 

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Highland_Paradise, Front Office Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana Thank you very much for taking time to provide feedback on your experience at Highland Paradise. Your response allows us to take note of and improve in areas that need to. We are sorry you did not enjoy your evening with us. Your comments have been relayed to our staff and management. Kia Manuia More 

Stellenbosch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I think we visited the evening feast and show on an off day. We came away feeling "ho hum". They have a lovely venue and a good historical story to tell, but the whole thing just didn't jell for us. The highlights were a nice tour to view the marae and two women weaving leaves, and the show itself. I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a well run show of history, culture, food and lots of laughter. An insight into the early days of Rarotonga and the dancing and singing is fabulous. The buffet meal is generous and delicious. I loved the salads.

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Tannum Sands, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Fantastic historical story well told. The presentations are informative and interesting the location is to die for. The food is plentiful the dancers are great and the drumming incredible. The best island night.

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Highland_Paradise, General Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

Kia Orana Helen Thank you very much for taking time to provide feedback on your experience with our tribe. As you are aware Highland Paradise is the largest archaeological site that is being preserved in the Cook Islands. Your contribution will ensure that our ongoing efforts to restore and save this site for generations to come will continue. Your feedback... More 

London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This was so enjoyable! I learnt a lot about the history and culture of the cook islands and the presenter was fantastic. Food was excellent and there was plenty of it. The band was excellent and so where the dancers! This night is a must if your staying in Rarotanga!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Both my partner and I can see why this attraction has won best cultural show for 8 years in a row. A real treat and glimpse into the history and culture of the island and the village. The meal was totally amazing (so much so, we both went back for seconds), and the dancing and singing was brilliant. This has... More 

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