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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a last minute booking but it was well organised. The experience was incredible and entertaining. Our bus driver was fun and entertaining. Upon arriving the village, we were welcome by the village chief, We were not only being entertained by the Maori community...More

Thank shirleytyd
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this from our Queenstown break. Little pricey at 100 + NZD per person but totally worth it. It includes elaborate Maori performance, nice story telling by the hosts and a sumptuous dinner; overall a very pleasant experience.

Thank TooLessTime
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was something I had been looking forward to since we arrived in New Zealand and it did not dissapoint! From the moment we got picked up at our accommodation until they dropped us back, we loved every minute of it. Our bus trip to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very informative and well organised evening. Our bus driver was great entertainment and she made the evening great

Thank Valerie M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excursion was well organized, program was very informative and rich, dinner great. Plus souvenir shop had acceptable prizes. I liked it.

Thank 192marina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tamaki Maori Village as part of our group tour of Rotorua. What an incredible evening. We were picked up at our hotel and our bus became our "canoe" towards the village. A chief was selected from our "canoe" who participated in a...More

Thank TRIPSTER077
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good evening. Had a great welcome and told about their culture. Saw how food was cooked in the hangi. Shown traditional war dances and hakas. Traditional dress too. The food was gorgeous. Brilliant 3hours.

Thank Howard B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The interaction with the staff and the variety of the activities in the Tamaki Maori village was fantastic. The food was delicious with plenty of choices and quantity. The whole night from the pick up from our hotel to the drop off was very entertaining...More

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In a well-organized manner, the Maori present their culture to us visitors. I especially enjoyed the activity with the poi and the sticks, learning that the poi were originally men's tools and then were given to the women (waving around these balls on cords develops...More

Thank Bonnie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this dinner as part of our tour, we were not expecting such a rich cultural experience. Our driver "Dennis the menace" picked us up from the hotel and took us to the welcome center where we were handed instructions on how to behave...More

Thank Eluminaz
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drNZ
24 May 2018|
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Yes, at the opening ceremony they arrived by boat
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alejandra8989
13 February 2018|
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Response from ChistineC956 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our campervan site and got picked up from there. Think you can book online too.
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Ohana1969
29 January 2018|
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Response from towerpants | Reviewed this property |
15-20 minutes max. It's just south of Rotorua. If you get the same bus driver we had, it will seem like no time at all.
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