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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...more
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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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The driver who brought us to the village provided a lot of information about Māori culture on the way, in addition to being funny and friendly. We knew what to expect on arrival, as one of our group was assigned the role of chief. He...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 920lynne
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Experience was great! Very informative, fun and engaging. We had a great time learning about the Maori culture and dinner was pretty good too. Our bus driver was also hilarious and made the bus trip fun.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marina S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We very much enjoyed our visit to the Tamaki Maori Village. Our bus driver was amazing and amusing, with his command of greetings from around the world (including fairly authentic accents of the ones I knew)! Kia Ora! He MAY have been a major fan...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank FootlooseFoodiee
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a great experience! Very neat way to present information about the Maori culture and we had so much fun at the same time. The program was well-done and interesting. The meal was great! Would highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mplsman2016
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome cultural experience with a lot of fun on the bus. Our driver davey turned out to be hilarious. He really made the short bus ride very enjoyable. The village itself was very nice and fun. We learned a lot and everyone was really friendly....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CryptoBLN
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a well organised and very interesting evening of Maori culture with lots to see and do. Group participation was fun and the guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. The evening ends with a traditional Maori banquet where there is lots of different food...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank peterjW1883VG
Reviewed 4 days ago

I 100% agree with a previous reviewer that anyone not giving this evening a 5 star rating needs their heads examined:)...Absolutely superb from start to finish..a memory & cultural experience never to be forgotten.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ileen M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing!! Just amazing. Anyone who doesn’t give this experience a 5* rating need their heads checked! It’s the perfect balance between cultural education, enjoyable hosting, its fun and the feast is awesome. For sure a must visit whilst in the area! Quick shout out to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TravelManWales09
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fun filled evening of interactive cultural learning about Maori history and heritage with friendly and informative staff all topped off with wonderful performances and delicious traditional Hangi.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank loujsavage
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great experience but too many people for that price perhaps 200+ people (130nzd/person) basic food selection of carrot, potato and green salad. Activities and food felt rushed all evening :-(

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Daniel M
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Spaggyau
28 December 2018|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, yes our 5pm show will have you back in the city centre by 8.30pm. We advise our guests to meet at our Booking office at 4.15pm that is where you board our bus & where the experience starts, Nga Mihi nui,
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mrsboczix
9 December 2018|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora! You most definitely can & at the time of booking our Reservations team will provide you with the items your child can safely eat from our menu. We will also give you with an alternative dessert option too. You are... More
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9 December 2018|
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Response from Expedition744284 | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully not too late. My children from 2-14 take their children anywhere they go. And all enjoying
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