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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

My husband and I are so glad we did this. Learned about the Maori culture, watched the haka (war dance) and heard some beautiful singing. It was more like a night of teaching than entertainment, which I really appreciated. The hangi dinner was also excellent...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed yesterday

The Tamaki Maori Village provides a good insight into early Maori history and cultural traditions. arts and creafts. Set in bush, the village and the actors portray the life of early Maori with genuine enthusiasm. Guests are welcomed with a traditional pōwhiri (welcome) and a...More

Thank Lynette W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've been to this sort of night before in Fiji and Hawaii however this is, by far, the best of them all. Really well organized and heavily focused on giving us a rich experience of the Maori culture, we went away very happy. The food...More

Thank eztraveller2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very efficiently run Pick up from our hotel lobby on time at 520 PM Very friendly driver took us to a grouping area/ welcome center We were assigned a tribe name(kea tribe) and joined a group of 20 in a bus for a short drive...More

Thank cricket235
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were extremely impressed with the Maori culture we experienced. The initial greeting is very formal and steeped in tradition. Once greeted there is a great sense of humour of the village people. If you wish you can participate in learning the Haka for the...More

Thank Robert4112
Reviewed 2 days ago

Right from the hotel pick up to the end of the evening was far from exceptional. If this is your first cultural encounter in New Zealand this would give you that insight of what Maori and NZ is all about. From being taught their cultural...More

Thank Sheree M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Kia ora! Did the hangi dinner experience. Perfect way to see the Maori culture. Enjoyed the whole experience thoroughly and would recommend to anyone visiting Rotorua.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hubby wanted too do a hangi Driver was amazing n funny n helpful Food was amazing Might be a bit miserable too do if wet. As you do a village tour. There's a show as well Drinks are a good price

Thank Jen N Brett S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been to several of these kinds of shows. This one is fun because of the way they do it. First, you are greeted with the traditional tribal greetings; second, you are presented with several village 'life' experiences of learning, or engaging; and three,...More

Thank monkeysmom21
Reviewed 6 days ago

From start to finish, the team from Tamaki Maori Village immerse you into their story which is full of history and tales while keeping you entertained throughout the entire experience. An amazing team and one I am already recommending to friends and family as a...More

Thank Anthony V
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Jacqualine O
23 August 2017|
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Response from Eweretta | Reviewed this property |
The "challenge" from the Maori warriors may be a bit scary for a youngster. I don't recall seeing children on the evening. It would suit an older child though perhaps 12 and older.
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