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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

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    Tamaki Maori Village
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Your journey through time unfolds when your coach travels to a pre-European village set deep within the forest, 15 minutes from Rotorua. Let this 3.5-hour tour and your imagination take over as your guide instructs you on the protocol for visiting the marae. A chief is selected, a song is learnt and the eerie cry of the welcome is heard before you enter the world of the proud warriors of the ancient Maori. You will experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) before you enter the village, with crackling open fires in front of traditional whare (houses). You'll hear traditional Maori instruments and watch the daily activities of days gone by. In the wharenui (meeting house), a Rangiatea culture group offers a powerful display of haka song and dance. Then, as new friendships are forged, dine on a traditional hangi feast, where the food is cooked slowly beneath the ground in earth ovens. This is an amazing re-enactment based on actual events from history, with real characters, traditional arts and crafts, powerful song and dance while enjoying an authentic Hangi feast.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hangi Dinner
    • Tour escort/host
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Maori performance in traditional meeting house
    • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Camera and Video usage is permitted throughout the entire evening experience.
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Picked up at motel by very entertaining bus driver - Ngaeta. Great educational tour, singing, food etc. Family obviously very proud to share their talents and pride in their culture.
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    We had an amazing Maori Experience very friendly and family oriented, even the bus driver JR was great fun. We all enjoyed the evening and the food was fabulous highly recommended and the lads did the Haka
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    Everything was well organized from pickup at the accommodation to the end. While staying in the Bus we get a lot of information from the driver about the trip and the Maori including some basic in the language. Was very funny and informative. Arrived at the village you will
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    This is a well- organized,beautifully presented evening. The haka display, information and stories about the culture and traditions, dance and song was all amazing. The meal was absolutely delicious and plentiful ( lamb, stuffing, potatoes, salad, fish). This event is one of
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    Not usually a fan of cultural tours, this was the exception. Loved every minute of it. Educational, informative, fun and interesting. The food was great too. Do not miss this if you are in the area. Very well run!
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    Geoff
    10
    Fantastic cultural experience.
    Picked up at motel by very entertaining bus driver - Ngaeta. Great educational tour, singing, food etc. Family
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    LisaM
    Bath, United Kingdom
    20
    Kiwi tribe
    We had an amazing Maori Experience very friendly and family oriented, even the bus driver JR was great fun. We
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    Elisabeth L
    Bondy, France
    52
    Amazing experience !
    We thought at the beginning that it would be some super touristic thing just to make money BUT it was in reality
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    Andy B
    20
    Great Experience
    Everything was well organized from pickup at the accommodation to the end. While staying in the Bus we get a lot
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    krabjohn1959
    Ottawa, Canada
    161
    Great to experience.
    We didn't know quite what to expect. The experience is informative and very well orchestrated. The performances
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    Elizabeth D
    10
    A very memorable event.
    This is a well- organized,beautifully presented evening. The haka display, information and stories about the
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    Hayleymandurah
    Mandurah, Australia
    31
    DO NOT MISS THIS!!
    Not usually a fan of cultural tours, this was the exception. Loved every minute of it. Educational, informative,
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    Hannah G
    Oswestry, United Kingdom
    33
    Outstanding!
    Absolutely loved every moment of the night, starting with the bus journey our driver was so funny and taught us
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    Debra M
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    107
    Ok but a bit over commercialised
    Great to hear about traditions and watch show. Food was served in like a canteen hall and was cold. Felt a bit
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    KhunTwo
    Munich, Germany
    212
    A great way to learn and discover about the maori history.
    The evening started at the Tamaki office in the city centre with a quick welcome speech and then a video. Then we
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