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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 3 days ago via mobile

We went here on our tour with Grand Circle and it was a very enlightening tour about the Maori people and their customs. Our guide was excellent in his presentation!

Thank Beattl
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great way to understand the Maori culture, be introduced to the Haka ceremony, and have a taste of Hangi. Our driver, Wallace, also made all the difference on our trip as he was entertaining and funny while explaining more about the Maori culture to...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great way to know Maori culture And beautiful Hangi ! If you are male you will enjoy learning Hakka And really funny buss driver

Thank Tomonari J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was very drawn in by rich and adventurous history and culture as presented by the Tribe. The introduction ceremony is just as fascinating, though I pray that your tour group is respectful enough to observe silence for this. It's tense to start with, but...More

Thank DaFriggenJedMan
Reviewed 6 days ago

From start to finish, the experience was exceptional. We were picked up from the head office by Hari, our bus driver who explained the history behind the Tamaki Maori Village. The majority of people that work there are related in some way and it shows....More

Thank bluestingray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience for my family. It has been over a year but my family still talks about it. Highly recommended.

Thank Min K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have several overseas groups a year come to visit and work with us. We always take them to Tamaki Maori Village for an amazing meal and a glimpse into the Maori culture which shapes NZ culture. It is well worth the splurge for an...More

Thank M9692EEmichaelt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the Tamaki Maori village with the Kiwi Experience Bus Tour, joining a group of 15 other travellers. We were welcomed with the traditional greetings and shown around the beautiful village. Our guides (brother and sister) were very knowledgeable sharing stories of the Maori...More

Thank Jeska D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked reviews and asked around. This one came highly recommended. But it isn't for everyone. Felt it was overpriced and corny. . .. to be polite. However I did enjoy the food.

Thank Victoriajag32
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic show tonight. No matter the rain. Great atmosphere highly interactive. Plenty if food. Yummo. This trip is a must.

Thank Jashedan
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maria e
30 June 2017|
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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
steve b
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 ???