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“A wonderful and Informative introduction to Maori Culture”

Tamaki Maori Village
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Ranked #7 of 117 things to do in Rotorua
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 11 July 2014

From the moment we were collected at the Hotel reception by bus we were immersed in Maori Culture. The bus driver (a Maori) regaled us with Maori tales.The challenge by the warriors and the welcome by the Chief on our arrival were enthralling. The Introduction to the various Maori crafts and Cultural activities were very well done and the Hangi was delighful. All in all a most wonderful visit, if a tad expensive!!!

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

totally worth the money- a really engaging way to experience the culture. Food is great for backpackers on a budget

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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Was great to experience different Maori cultural experiences. The bus driver was informative and very funny was a highlight of the trip. Both informative and entertaining and the food was amazing. Definitely recommend everyone does something like this!

Thank Bek31
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We took part in this evening experience during late June. We both had an awesome night, our bus driver Darren was an absolute riot! Fantastic sense of humour, informative and friendly - he ensured we had a great trip to and from the village itself. Upon arrival we were welcomed onto the premises in a traditional way, and were shown around mini-exhibits which were appropriate for the time frame the tour held. They offered the opportunity to get involved, the hosts were friendly and knowledgeable and were a series of great little introductions to Maori culture. Followed by performances which were equally fantastic and finally the hangi feast - which was as amazing as promised, and warming on a cold night! Would recommend this to people who have never encountered Maori culture before; good people, good food, good times!

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

An entertaining and informative evening. The Maori have preserved their history in an engaging and entertaining format. Easy pick up and drop off near or at your hotel by interactive bus driver.

Thank Dennis W
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