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Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show

| Arorangi Village, Cook Islands
+682 21 924
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Excellent Night out with Great Food

Great food great atmosphere great entertainment. Really enjoyed the night and the food was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
wayneamy
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Okaihau, null, New Zealand
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Great Night

This was a wonderful night. We met new people, learnt more about the Rarotongan way of life and... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2018
joandmichael2017
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Canberra, Australia
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  • Poor2%
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| Arorangi Village, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great atmosphere great entertainment. Really enjoyed the night and the food was excellent and there was so much. 2 thumbs up.

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This was a wonderful night. We met new people, learnt more about the Rarotongan way of life and history. The show was full of energy and the buffet meal was delicious.

Thank joandmichael2017
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Highland_Paradise, General Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Kia Orana You have pretty much summarised your evening at Highland Paradise in its entirety in a couple of lines! We thank you for taking time to provide your feedback and for your contribution to our efforts in preserving this heritage site. Kia Manuia

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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We expected to see a village and see how they live and see the food cooked traditionally. They spoke of history while walking around some gardens then had a buffet already set up. They then danced for 2 hours which was way too long. I...More

Thank Belinda R
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Highland_Paradise, General Manager at Highland Paradise Drums of our Forefathers Sunset Culture Show, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Kia Orana, and thank you for your feedback. The village tour for our Cultural Island Night covers a designated area of the Maungaroa village. We encourage our guests to book for our Tapuae Day Tours as you will be given an extended tour throughout the...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

great night out learning about the culture from before the missionaries arrived up until today the dancing and drumming highlighted the different clothes and customs from cannibalism to modern day

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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about this evening. Having been collected from our accommodation, we arrived at Highland Paradise for a welcome cocktail before being taken as a group into the grounds to learn about some of the history of the local island. It was interesting, informative...More

Thank Katherine H
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the evening. Learnt about the history of Cooke Islands, enjoyed watching the traditional Polynesian dancing and the lovely food. Would definitely recommend this show for anyone wanting to learn about the island culture and seeking entertaining evening.

Thank Helen P
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

A more authentic show with humour included. A great story told by a believable storyteller. The evening show was very enjoyable with a variety of items. The meal was okay but not super exciting. There was just enough food and very little extra for people...More

Thank Akatarere
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was by far the best cultural show we've been to on any of the many islands/places we've visited. I'm going to start with how the show progressed and deal with the logistics at the end. Even before the 'show' starts the cultural experience is...More

Thank Rosieaus
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you're interested in knowing more about the local culture, take this trip up the mountain. It's worth it just to experience the high mountain air (a lot cooler than down below) and the small village surrounded by lush palms and tall trees with spectacular...More

Thank Odysseyx
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We loved the enthusiasm of the young dancers as well as their skill in dancing and drumming. The host/presenter is great fun and the food was plentiful and tasty.This shows gives a good insight into Cook Islands history and culture and the views from the...More

Thank Angelo V
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