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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

We enjoyed our visit to the Tamaki Maori Village. Unfortunately, the day we visited, their was a torrential downpour. We were unable to enjoy the different parts of the village. We went into a performance room instead and enjoyed the haka and the chief telling...More

Thank Jkozak86
Reviewed yesterday

We were treated to a wonderful show of the Maori culture. This was followed by a fantastic authentic Maori Hangi meal. Very well done!

Thank Craig R
Reviewed yesterday

We were picked up from our hotel by our driver Mark, who told us we had to pick up some more of our party from another hotel, once we had done this the entertainment started. Mark started to say hello and welcome in over 50...More

Thank AndyMunch
Reviewed yesterday

Each bus-ful of passengers is called a "tribe" for the evening to be brought around the village, beginning with traditional greetings of each tribe chief. Getting to experience Maori culture through a "pit stop"-style experience was really fun - each "pit stop" covered a different...More

Thank gracechristianne
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I visited Tamaki Maori Village with a number of other Lions supporters on 25th June and we loved the whole experience. We were picked up at our campsite as promised by a very nice lady in her little red minibus and taken...More

Thank Cameron B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's a wonderful experience that entertained while also telling us about the Maori culture. The performers showed joy and pride in their performances with their beautiful voice. The food here are tasty as well. It's a must visit place when come to New Zealand.

Thank Michael_Teoh
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment the Bus driver picked us up, to the drop off back at the hotel we had an amazing time. The driver initially gets you in the mood and builds a real group atmosphere. Then from the traditional Maori greeting ceremony onwards, the...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll feel like you are in a real Maori village as you are shown how to make weapons, do dances, sing songs and watch as they cook your dinner underground in huge dirt caves. Very realistic and no better way to learn so much about...More

Thank jakartamoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish this was a fantastic night. The entertainment started on the bus to the village. Welcomed and introduced to Maori culture, great food, entertainment throughout the evening and then it continued on the way home. All ages in our group enjoyed the...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband was chosen as the chief of our bus and had an amazing experience! The bus ride was fun and informative. All the dances were performed wonderfully and the staff was very inviting. Dinner is served later in the evening so I would suggest...More

Thank LMcKinney27
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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
steve b
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 ???