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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 January 2017

Very much enjoyed this local culture experience, really down to earth staff and great night out with my wife!

Thank JohnnnyBGood
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is the highlight of our trip. Was great to learn about the Maori culture and they way Hangi dinner is prepared. Yummy food. Entertaining performances. Friendly and funny Maori folks.

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic look into the Maori culture and way of life. We have so much to learn from these indigenous cultures. Very well presented and very entertaining. Good tucker and a good laugh along the way. A must see for all. Thanks Chief and family...More

Thank CTMHenry
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely, well organised visit. From being collected from our B and B to a splendid evening and feast to then being dropped back to the B and B. Everything went very smoothly , the village atmosphere was great.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This really is a must do if you are going to Rotorua. Fascinating way to learn about the culture and history of the Maori people, everyone was so welcoming and knowledgable. The food was so delicious, you won't leave feeling hungry thats for sure. Worth...More

Thank jojospammy
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

From the bus journeys through to the interactive activities - a great evening of interesting insights of culture and traditions.

Thank David C
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

From the moment we stepped on to the bus, we knew this was not going to your average evening. Our friendly driver, Alan, set the scene for an evening of Maori hospitality, education and divine feasting. The educational learning huts offered a brief insight into...More

Thank N0ncamper
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Learn about the culture and history of the Maori people. Take a tour around the village after the welcome ritual from the Maori elders. Watched a cultural performance, then end with a superb buffet dinner that was baked the traditional way in the ground. Pickup...More

Thank Lady_Tubs
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was one of the things on our New Zealand trip that we really looked forward to and it did not disappoint! We went in the 2nd week of December. We promptly boarded our buses (named after the birds of New Zealand) at the Tamaki...More

Thank DianaRahman
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Well organized by a family style company with a real pride, love and knowledge of their culture... close up and interactive in such an awesome bush setting. Really felt how the Maori lived, played and learnt. Will be back, and not just for the hangi!...More

Thank 296Granty
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Jacqualine O
23 August 2017|
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