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Te Vara Nui Village

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Address: Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 24 006
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Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3...

Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3 amazing products: a 2.5 hour VILLAGE TOUR offering a full authentic journey into our past, a Stunning Over-Water Night Show and first class Island/Western fusion buffet dinning experience on floating and fixed stages set in botanical gardens surrounded by rock gardens and waterfalls, and our COMBO PACKAGE offering both Village Tour and Over-Water Night Show and Buffet dinner in one night. Your ultimate cultural experience not to be missed!!!!

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Great show and food

Very nice food and a good chance to try many of the local cuisines like Rukau (spinach leaves). The show is interesting, loud and exciting

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ravi P
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not really my thing - Food was good, wide selection of local and international dishes - show not particularly entertaining and very repetitive

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Thank Mike L
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice food and a good chance to try many of the local cuisines like Rukau (spinach leaves). The show is interesting, loud and exciting

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Thank Ravi P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely stunning dinner + show + drinks. Couldn't ask for much more all the staff were super friendly and loved how the dancers came and interacted with everyone at the end of the performance! :)

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Thank James S
Nelson, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The show was ok although frankly the over water aspect that they make such a fuss about was fairly pointless and gimmicky. Main complaint was paying same full price as restaurant rooms either side of stage and being put in the room with rubbish end on views and miles away. Check before you pay. This room is very second rate... More 

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Thank Liam H
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This attraction is very close to the Pacific Resort where we were staying. We found the village very interesting and the guides kept everyone engaged with their presentations about their culture and history. The staff are friendly and helpful. The buffet dinner was very good. The dinner commenced with seafood chowder. You then had a range of local and western... More 

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Thank Haydn M
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food & entertainment. An amazing experience for my partner as was his first time to Raro. The atmosphere was thrilling & the service was excellent... A must do when in Rarotonga.

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Thank Teri M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted with a shell lei and complimentary drink upon arrival. Then there was a 2 hour walking tour with stops in between, and then it was time for the buffet dinner, followed by an award winning show, and ending with dessert. This included transfers to and from your hotel for $119 NZD. I thought the show and the... More 

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Thank alkeni
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great evening with a wealth of information about Rarotonga and its culture. The evening show was great as was the dinner.

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Thank KiwiBruce2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Te Vara Nui was on my must see list in Rarotonga and it did not disappoint. We booked our place from their stand at the Saturday market and opted for the full package inc cultural tour. They collected us from our resort in their amazing bus and took us right to the door. We were greeted with shell leis and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took part in the tour & dinner/show- it was amazing! The tour takes about 1.5hrs, very knowledgable in relation to the Rarotonga history and culture. Highly recommend doing this tour at the start of your trip to really understand raro & the people.

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