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Tamaki Maori Village

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Address: 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-349 2999
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Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most...

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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This was a great introduction to Maori culture, providing insight into a fundamental aspect of New Zealand history and current culture. The experience provided demonstrations of... read more

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great introduction to Maori culture, providing insight into a fundamental aspect of New Zealand history and current culture. The experience provided demonstrations of Maori traditions including a hangi, a meal prepared by cooking meats and vegetables in hot rocks. Allow 3-4 hours.

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We sadly couldn't afford the overnight stay being on a backpacking budget but the show and the meal were well worth the money! Was interesting to learn more about this amazing culture. Before we had even arrived we had had a great time, our bus driver, Mark had us in stitches. Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our evening outing to the Tamaki Maori Village was wonderful. The ladies at the information desk were very efficient and helpful and our driver, Bill was awesome. The entire evening was full of educational and cultural facts and demonstrations at every turn. The buffet dinner was well presented and we are grateful to have had this opportunity to learn about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a great time during our visit to the Tamaki Maori Village. I volunteered my husband to be the chief of our bus. He doesn't like to "perform" but had a good time and enjoyed the interaction. The performers and personnel of the village were very friendly and helpful. I have mobility issues and use a walker. Someone kept an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed this experience from the beginning to the end. The family tribe gives you a historic venture that's educational and entertaining for all ages. At the end of your tour, you're presented with a tasteful buffet. This is a must, if you like to venture back in history and learn the history of the Polynesian culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you visit this you will not be disappointed!! We had a great evening with great food. And a special thanks goes out the our coach driver Mark who made the trip fantastic and funny from the moment he picked us up to the moment he dropped us off and the end of the evening.

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This was a wonderful evening. They provided entertainment and education of their culture and a very good meal. The bus ride was a hoot too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From being picked up to dropped off it was just wonderful. The bus journey was brilliant with our bus driver Wallace, the introduction to their culture was brilliant the show was brilliant, the meal was brilliant, the gift shop was excellent, all in all a fantastic night - money well spent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tamaki Maori Village is a cut above the usual touristy cultural kitchy shows, etc. It was truly well organized, from the super entertaining bus driver, the welcome Hongi at the Village, the various exhibits and experiences, topped by a delicious Hongi dinner. Now I don't think that Pavlova is a Maori dessert, but it was delicious. We had a great... More 

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Had a great time, from the pick up by the bus driver, to the welcome, to the activities, to the dinner, and yes, the ride back. Good was delicious. I learned a lot about the Maori culture.

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