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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
+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here early December with my wife on our 2 week trip to NZ, picked up from our hotel by the many Tamaki Maori Village buses and driven to the village. Entertained by our driver on the way and we also picked our chief, it...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you can, be the chief of the visitors. I won’t spoil but it was a real and beautiful moment. Thanks thousands of times for it

1  Thank gausad
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went with a friend from Europe and she was amazed. It really does explain the history of the Maori in NZ and the fact that it is still a living Maori village makes this attraction all the more authentic and cultural- it does not...More

1  Thank Althea M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time at the village, it's the perfect mixture of showing people the maori culture in a serious way and entertainment, so it's a lot of fun. And dinner is great, too. No Trip to New Zealand (or should I sag Aotearoa...More

1  Thank Daniela S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there tonight for the show and dinner and it was just awesome! Great show with some education and lots of information and a great dinner afterwards. Some fun interactive games and music every once in a while and a fun ride back home. Great...More

1  Thank contarim
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a Eye opening and upfront experience with the maori people. The very 1st impression from them is their warm hospitality and how family bonding they are. Super love to see how they love and embrace their own culture and so willingly to share...More

1  Thank Kai Yuan T
Reviewed 4 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, from the time of bus pick up to the final drop off. The bus driver was fun, informative and had us entertained the whole trip to the village and back. The Maori shared their culture at the village with demos,...More

Thank Boof55
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just booked day before on recommendation Was a little apprehensive especially at $260 a couple But it was great From the initial bus journey with Hare and Davey - two great entertainers - it was fun At the village we learned a lot about the...More

Thank JPL93
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Tamaki Maori Village is deep within a beautiful rain forest, you feel like you've traveled to another time! We learned a lot at our different stations about the Maori people and had a greater cultural appreciation during our stay in NZ. Pick the brains...More

Thank Eleanor O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of info was presented as we moved in small groups from station to station for info and demonstrations. However, it was extremely rushed. If they could have taken 3-5 minutes at each station it would have been much more enjoyable. Couldn't hear anything at...More

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Jacqualine O
23 August 2017|
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Response from bluestingray | Reviewed this property |
Hey Jacqueline, There were no infants on our particular tour. I don't have children myself, but I didn't feel that there was anything obvious on the tour that would be inappropriate for a 3 1/2 year old. If your child is... More
maria e
30 June 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
Best option is to stay a night or 2 in rotorua. You can fly up but probably cheaper to get a Mana or Intercity bus. They will pick you up from your accommodation in rotorua and drop you off after the performance.
15 June 2017|
Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, We have many people visit who are travelling alone and they really enjoy it. We are an interactive village so you meet others in a friendly environment. During the traditional hangi buffet you are seated with... More