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Tamaki Maori Village

1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
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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
+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The whole experience was great! The food was delicious and learned lots! Great entertainment and a very good night!

Thank caxb34
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was picked up at the hostel and enjoyed the informative trip out to the village. The whole evening was very entertaining and the meal fabulous. Pricey but I would say worth it especially when traveling solo and you would like to have an evening...More

Thank freeone2011
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was nervous about booking as there were other options and with the slightly high cost but after going with Tamaki i have no regrets it was very informative and detailed and totally worth the time and money. The dinner was also fantastic.

Thank Dominicgt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I didn't know what to expect from this evening but really glad I went along. My teenage son who is hard to please found himself learning by osmosis and loved it. The highlights were the Haka and the Hangi which were worth the attendance fee...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 3 days ago

One word: wow. From the very beginning performance to the ending meal, this experience was amazing. Well worth the fee.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a fantastic idea, you can experience some local culture, this has been done fantastically. The Maori people where fantastic, the knowledge of there culture and there willingness to share was amazing! This is a great experience for everyone and any age to experience...More

Thank TrevorRadburn
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wanted to know more about Maori culture and what a perfect way to capture this. The guides were extremely helpful got us into what to expect before we entered the village and how we must not laugh when they greeted us.Once through the gates we...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unfortunately this was a low-light of our otherwise wonderful stay in Rotorua. They pack way too many people into the activity that you can't even enjoy it. It's hard to see/hear. The food was mediocre and generally overpriced. It's a nice touch that they include...More

Thank EatWorkTravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok we thought we was going to a authentic Maori village and traditional feast It was like a film set the food was poor The people were very friendly and very nice Just think it needs some polishing

Thank steve b
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my husband here as an introduction to the Maori culture. He didnt know what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were all very attentive and friendly. But the food was fantastic! Highly recommend to anyone wanting to learn more about the Maori...More

Thank Megan C
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steve b
Can you park a camper van near by
11 June 2017|
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Response from Shazzab21 | Reviewed this property |
They actually pick you up on abus from central spots around town. They have an office in Rotorua with a big carpark I would imagine you could be picked up and dropped off there ???
Matias B
hello, is it suitable for small children (3 years and 1 year)?
28 April 2017|
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Response from Angela D | Reviewed this property |
I think they would love it. Maybe a late night for them though?