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Matariki Hangi & Maori Cultural Performance

Lake End Tutanekai Street | next to Pizza Hut / owned by Novotel/Accor, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-346 3888
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Thermal Features, Maori Welcoming & Show, Hangi Dinner Make for Enjoyable Outing

First we visited the geyers and bubbling thermal pools, then the welcoming ceremony and Maori show... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
walkalot4ever
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Central Oregon, Oregon
A must not miss experience!

We tonight this might we a 'touristy' show experience, how wrong were we! This was a very... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
David_Tracey
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Lake End Tutanekai Street | next to Pizza Hut / owned by Novotel/Accor, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

First we visited the geyers and bubbling thermal pools, then the welcoming ceremony and Maori show with voluntary audience participation, then dinner, followed by the option of returning to the thermal area to view the features after dark. While the paths had some lighting, not...More

1  Thank walkalot4ever
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We tonight this might we a 'touristy' show experience, how wrong were we! This was a very professional and highly enjoyable experience from start to finish! Thank you all. The show itself was excellent with great signing voices. I have even learnt some of the...More

Thank David_Tracey
Reviewed 22 March 2017

it was nice to see the culture it seemed to have dragged on forever. first they did a really nice welcoming performance, then you get split up to different groups and stop in about 7 different areas and they tell you about each section, then...More

Thank Marlene L
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We did a combined visit to the artisan shops and school, the geothermal features and the cultural show and dinner. An interesting and worthwhile 5 hours. Not exciting and the food is fairly average, good but not great. The shops were probably the most interesting...More

Thank Jay F
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Loved the whole experience. Prompt pick up from our hotel, wonderful Maori greeting, amazing cultural activities to view and a delightful walk around a forest. The meal at the end was delicious, plentiful and welcome. I feel fortunate to have had the good sense to...More

Thank Kayhel2011
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Toured the steam pit process, then enjoyed pumpkin and sweet potato soup, smoked and raw fish, chicken, pork, lamb, and venison. First Pavlova and hokey pokey ice cream and more for delicious dessert! Enjoyed the beautiful voices and cultural insights. We were a group of...More

Thank 262DianeV2014
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Its good to watch Maori culture show, but not very exciting. Its colorful traditional way of greeting, dance, songs and some unique instruments. They would invite audience to participate in dance on stage.

Thank Ashok2906
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The show was entertaining and colourful. The traditional greetings, songs, costumes, instruments was a unique experience. The food was cooked using the heat of the rocks so the steamed items were delicious. They also provided a lot of other dishes along with the hangi.

3  Thank AninditaDe
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Family holiday, lovely experience, Geyser that reminder of Chile at Atacama, with the difference we saw the Geyser in Rotorua at night time, in Chile very early in the morning and very cold too. Lovely thermal waters, you can soak in as much as you...More

1  Thank Angelica T
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Our driver Ahora was terrific. We loved riding on her bus. The show was very informative and we enjoyed the dinner cooked underground in the traditional Maori way. One of the highlights of our trip.

Thank pelenaka
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Response from Natural797 | Reviewed this property |
They don't open every night so you might need to check availability before you leave Australia in order to organise your holiday.
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