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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance provided by Tamaki Maori Village

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 20-07-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Our team may choose not to have physical contact with our visitors while on tour, this includes shaking hands, and any handling of visitor’s personal belongings (e.g cameras, phones) during tours. We will continue to review these practices and take advice from the New Zealand Government and industry
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Updated 20-07-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Don’t miss the opportunity to be welcomed to a traditional Maori meeting house during an evening in Rotorua. At the Tamaki Maori Village you’ll watch a cultural performance and learn local indigenous customs including a “hangi” feast. Air-conditioned coach transport is provided from your hotel to a nearby location in the forest.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1220 Hinemaru Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Tamaki Maori Village
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Your journey through time unfolds when your coach travels to a pre-European village set deep within the forest, 15 minutes from Rotorua. Let this 3.5-hour tour and your imagination take over as your guide instructs you on the protocol for visiting the marae. A chief is selected, a song is learnt and the eerie cry of the welcome is heard before you enter the world of the proud warriors of the ancient Maori. You will experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) before you enter the village, with crackling open fires in front of traditional whare (houses). You'll hear traditional Maori instruments and watch the daily activities of days gone by. In the wharenui (meeting house), a Rangiatea culture group offers a powerful display of haka song and dance. Then, as new friendships are forged, dine on a traditional hangi feast, where the food is cooked slowly beneath the ground in earth ovens. This is an amazing re-enactment based on actual events from history, with real characters, traditional arts and crafts, powerful song and dance while enjoying an authentic Hangi feast.
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  • You'll end at
    1220 Hinemaru Street
    1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Meet Tamaki Office (1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Combine a Maori cultural performance and hangi dinner
  • Tamaki Maori Village is located close to central Rotorua
  • Learn indigenous New Zealand customs, including a welcome ceremony
  • Convenient coach transport direct from your hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Maori Cultural Performance in Traditional Meeting House
  • Traditional Hangi Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Camera and Video usage is permitted throughout the entire evening experience.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Brittany wrote a review Oct. 13
Sevierville, Tennessee122 contributions1 helpful vote
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What an evening! I loved every aspect of the tour and dinner. Our even started out with a short video and boarding of buses that took us on a 20 minute ride to the Tamaki Village. We had a very entertaining bus driver, A+! We were greeted by the Maori people who showed/taught
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Peter F wrote a review Jul. 2020
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
We went with a group of ten people for a cultural experience and dinner. Excellent hospitality from wonderful people. We were collected by bus from our hotel, welcomed into the sacred village, learned about the village life, were entertained by the concert party, and fed an
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Liv wrote a review Jul. 2020
Guangzhou, China35 contributions4 helpful votes
We had the best evening. Thank you so much for inviting us to learn about your culture in such an interesting way.
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Tony C wrote a review Jul. 2020
London, United Kingdom12 contributions4 helpful votes
A great fun evening. The team that tell you about Maori life and entertain you also make and serve dinner. It's a very memorable, interesting and enjoyable experience from start to finish
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Jan Kemp wrote a review Jul. 2020
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The interaction with the people, taking you back in time, so moving. The performance was very powerful, amazing voices, gave me goosebumps, it was very noticeable the performers loved what they do and it sure came through on stage . The hangi dinner, where do I begin? It was
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village, Sales Manager at Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Responded Jul. 6, 2020
Kia ora Jan, Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! So glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Tamaki Maori Village! Nga mihi nui, Sarah
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By: Tamaki Maori Village
koalatrish
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Daytime experience
We were a family of 3 and had the best few hours for a long while. Our 5 year old grand daughter was totally entert
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Bethny U
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Always a pleasure
A great place to take your overseas visitors. A great learning experience, well worth the cost. The “village” is s
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Oldie1958
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Wonderful evening
From the time we were collected at our hotel, we enjoyed our whole evening - partly due to our coach driver / guide
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Bob H
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Tamaki Maori Village
My wife and I went on the excursion to this attraction and had a fantastic time. They showed us the hangi as well
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emmassie
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Great evening
Visited in May 2017. Had a great evening - booking online was easy and the communication easy. The journeys to and
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ArtPhemister
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Great intro in Maori Culture and History
We visited Tamaki Maori Village in early March of 2020 and really found it to be interesting and enjoyable. The vis
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Zelda_The_Legend
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Lovely way to experience Maori culture
This was a really nice tour and a great way to experience some Maori language and culture. A bit structured and tou
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Kirk_Sandy
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Outstanding evening of culture and entertainment.
A serious look into the history and culture of the Maori. Fascinating rituals explaining why and how these develope
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LesaG_12
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Don't go there hungry
This experience is important to understand the culture of NZ but very different than my previous experiences in Tah
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peterwarne3
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Brilliant evening.
Extraordinary combination of fun and learning about Maori culture. The balance is spot on and we thoroughly enjoyed
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Nettiecooper
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A Taste of Kiwi Culture
I was on the Kiwi Experience bus which is the best way to do this activity. Only the Kiwi Bus participants get to s
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839niamhs
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Must Do !
Great few hours at the Tamaki Maori Village . We enjoyed experiencing the Maori culture and the staff made us feel
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carolinecorcoran
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Superb trip to the Tamaki Maori village - recommended
Superb trip to the Tamaki Maori village. The evening included a video about their heritage, followed by hands-on ac
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geoffm832
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Highlight of our trip.
Truly amazing experience from pickup by their very amusing bus drivers through a thorough cultural awareness displa
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elisabethl30
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Amazing experience !
We thought at the beginning that it would be some super touristic thing just to make money BUT it was in reality su
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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