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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 yesterday via mobile

We went to this experience on a Sunday night as it was my partners birthday. She's from England and I'm a kiwi. The powhiri at the start was amazing, we then got lead around in our groups and learnt about the maori past and joined...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely incredible night. Education at its finest, and most fun! Not a bad thing to say about this experience. Would go every night of the week if I could!

Thank Jordan M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was one of our best highlights of our visit to New Zealand! From pick up to drop off very entertaining! Informative and a delicious dinner! Well worth the money! 😊

Thank Teresa T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

That is the best trip to do in Rotorua. You will find a topical village with Maori people. They will teach you a little bit about old games, and traditions. The Haka dance is the best part of the show. Do it, you will like!

Thank Tdandrade
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are visiting NZ you should also learn something about the locals and the early travelers who came with their 8 canoes and settled down much earlier than any European. We made the travel with the bus and the driver become as famous as...More

Thank Tigberlin
Reviewed 4 days ago

The whole experience was great! The food was delicious and learned lots! Great entertainment and a very good night!

Thank caxb34
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was picked up at the hostel and enjoyed the informative trip out to the village. The whole evening was very entertaining and the meal fabulous. Pricey but I would say worth it especially when traveling solo and you would like to have an evening...More

Thank freeone2011
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was nervous about booking as there were other options and with the slightly high cost but after going with Tamaki i have no regrets it was very informative and detailed and totally worth the time and money. The dinner was also fantastic.

Thank Dominicgt
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I didn't know what to expect from this evening but really glad I went along. My teenage son who is hard to please found himself learning by osmosis and loved it. The highlights were the Haka and the Hangi which were worth the attendance fee...More

Thank Nick G
Reviewed 5 days ago

One word: wow. From the very beginning performance to the ending meal, this experience was amazing. Well worth the fee.

Thank Richard M
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steve b
Can you park a camper van near by
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 ???
Matias B
hello, is it suitable for small children (3 years and 1 year)?
29 April 2017|
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Response from Angela D | Reviewed this property |
I think they would love it. Maybe a late night for them though?