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Tamaki Maori Village

1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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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 yesterday

The courtesy bus driver was very entertaining. His name is too long to remember. Once at the village, our elected 'chief' (selected on the bus) was greeted in the customary Maori way. We were led through the village in groups to different areas to learn...More

Thank KiwiinOz2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazing Mauri cultural experience with lots of fun and historical discoveries. It was a really nice experience to get into the original life of Mauri.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was everything I wanted it to be and much more. Booked tickets for myself, my boyfriend and my dad who was visiting from overseas. We thought the whole experience was amazing from the welcome to the goodbye. It was educational, entertaining and a barrel...More

Thank Justine C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing cultural experience. Welcoming, friendly hosts who clearly take pride in looking after their guests. Educational, fun and amazing dinner. A must visit in Rotorua!

Thank Mick B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Kia Ora! This is FRIGGIN GREAT. WOW! Loved everything about this. Kia Ora to my adopted grandson Hone from your aussie nanna. The Hungi was yum yum. This is a 10 out of 10 to do. And our bus driver Mark (.........) was so much...More

Thank Doris B
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed this place, you got to see how a real Tamaki Maori Village operates, my husband was the chief of our village and got to lead he tribe around. The food was really good as well. I won't say too much as I...More

Thank ctanski
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went on a Thursday, bus driver collected us, entertained us on the way, he educated us and showed our dear chief what to do. The dancing and food was amazing, the lamb was cooked to perfection. Unforgettable. Well done

Thank Felicity K
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was truly fun! They pick you up from your hotel and the bus driver is so great. They tell you what to expect and how to show respect for the Maori culture. Then you get to go around stops in the village and learn...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an excellent chance to learn about the culture of the early settlers from 600-800 years ago. We walked around to their different stations, then had a meal from the ground that steamed all day long. I really liked it and the food was...More

Thank peonyrose
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In about 3 hours one get to know more about the maori culture in a fun and interactive way. At the end of the night, great hangi! Worth a visit

Thank Joyce C
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Jacqualine O
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
Best option is to stay a night or 2 in rotorua. You can fly up but probably cheaper to get a Mana or Intercity bus. They will pick you up from your accommodation in rotorua and drop you off after the performance.
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