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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 9 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience with the Tamaki Maori village. I mostly wanted to point out that it is very interactive and gives you a brief snippet of a few aspects of Maori culture. If you are looking for an in depth cultural teaching, this is probably not...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

What a great evening! We had a fabulous, extremely entertaining bus driver to get us there and back and I think he really helped make the whole trip extra awesome... he sang many national anthems and welcome everyone in their own language and kept going...More

Thank jacques1543
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The bus driver, Dennis, was very funny and entertaining driving a fairly full busload of people to and from the village. At the village, education and show about the Maori culture was excellent; learned much about the Maori prior to dinner. The buffet dinner was...More

Thank sactokw
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We found the village people informative helpful and full of a love of what they do and it shows. These people love their heritage and are proud of it and should be. You learn all types of skills and some of the activities are interactive....More

Thank sbktravel
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Brilliant evening out - the chief is amazing the way he imparts the customs of his people. The whole evening is a must do... learn a heap about the culture .. get to take part in the Haka and other Maori activities..be entertained by some...More

Thank Lesley Reid B
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A chance to learn something about the Maori culture and to also enjoy some entertainment and a great meal. Our bus driver got us started on the evening with some fun and commentary on what to expect. Unexpectedly I was volunteered as chief for our...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I went on this evening as a solo traveler and was impressed with the whole set up. From the bus ride to the village with a cool and interactive driver (Aroha) to the interesting history and performances the evening is a definite must if you...More

Thank Prinal27
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We learned a lot about Maori culture and had a lot of fun. Most of the people performing in the village were very professional and looked like they are living the Maori culture. But some of them were quite bored and absent. The dinned was...More

Thank Carpe_CR
Reviewed 7 December 2016

this was one of the best trips hands down that i've done in new Zealand. without comparison. from the atmosphere to the continuous things to do. I am one of the fortunate few, who was lucky to do this trip through the kiwi experience. i...More

Thank HaydenMeer
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Great performances. Friendly people. GREAT food. Had a great time with the guests at our table convincing us more and more that the world is a small place.

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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 ???