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Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show

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Address: | Arorangi Village, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 21 924
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Great night- very interesting

We had a great night at Highland Paradise. We learned a lot about the maori culture and really enjoyed the dance performance during dinner.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2014
JCam2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

We had a great night at Highland Paradise. We learned a lot about the maori culture and really enjoyed the dance performance during dinner.

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Thank JCam2014
Highland_Paradise, Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this review

A big meitaki maata (thank you) for choosing Highland Paradise to learn about the history and culture of the Cook Islands, We look forward to your next visit in the not too distant future. More 

New Zealand
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

We really enjoyed the evening. Good to get a good history of Rarotonga from Danny. It rained heavily that night, but we were picked up from our resort and dropped back safely so that was a real bonus. The dinner was delicious, especially the wild pork, but the fish in Rarotonga is superb here as it was everywhere we went.... More 

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

Meitaki maata for visiting our island night and for taking the time to write a review on your experience. We are very proud to be able to offer world class entertainment courtesy of our resident dance troupe and band a well as traditional umukai (underground oven feast) with a modern twist that caters to all walks of life. We're so... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

From the time we were picked up in the bus to the moment we left the mountain, we were entertained and educated at the same time. The short tour and ceremony before the show was very well done and the show itself was tells the story from early cannibalism days to the present. This was done through dance, drumming and... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our mountain village of Maungaroa and experiencing how life used to be for our people. We put a lot of effort and take pride in to providing world class entertainment with a truly authentic feel. Thank you for recognising this. We are at an exciting time with the development of... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

what a fabulous evening - shuttle service , proper invitation onto their " marae" , great welcome and fabulous food and evening. will go back on my next trip!!! what a great evening.

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

Thank you for choosing to experience a night of true culture and authenticity at Highland Paradise. We'll see you again soon! More 

Sydney
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Collected from our hotel and arrived in time for the briefing by the descendants of the landholders who explained their title to the land and some of the traditions visitors to their land would experience. We got to explore a little of the cleared 15 acres of the total 200 acres of the property. A welcoming ceremony ensued and we... More 

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

Meitaki Maata for spending time with us at our mountain retreat! It's so fantastic to see our visitors enjoy learning about our history, our culture, our dance, drums and food. Congratulations on your winning team too! Must have been all the umukai (feast) ! See you next time! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

Enjoyed this show - the young people dancing were great, good music and the buffet meal as plentiful and very tasty. Highly recommended...despite the torrrential rain outside!

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

Kia Orana and thank you for your review! We're all glad you chose to spend one of your holiday nights with us at Highland Paradise and enjoyed the show! More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

We had a brilliant night and learnt a lot about local culture and costumes. The Marae was so different to those in New Zealand, the entertainment and food was fabulous.

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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 choosing to spend one of your holiday nights learning about our culture with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Highland Paradise. More 

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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

The island food was awesome...the show wasn't too bad....the bus drivers were funny too keeping us entertained on the way there and back...beautiful place

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

Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us! We'll see you again soon for some more umukai (underground oven) food! More 

Owaka, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

The visit to Highland Paradise was a highlight of my trip to Rarotonga. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful; the cultural tour was very informative; the dinner was SO tasty; the show was a continutaion of the cultural tour & complete in it's presentation. It was exceptionally enjoyable & I highly recommend that everyone should see it! :)... 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 Lyn, Thank you for your great review. We're so glad you enjoyed the time you spent with us up at Highland Paradise and hope you take away memories of the Drums of our Forefathers until you next return. Kia Manuia, Anne, Tutu and the team. More 

Otago Region, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Loved this night and well worth going to if you want to see the marae and learn the story of the people through dance. Share a fantastic umu feast.

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

Thank you Lianne for your great review. We look forward to seeing you in our piece of paradise again soon. More 

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