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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

A very fun introduction to traditional Maori village life. Even the transport to/from was entertaining. Traditional dinner was good, but nothing to rave about.

Thank Traveller_bugsy
Reviewed yesterday

Amazing! We loved every second. The amount of effort that is put in is unbelievable and so worth the money. Even though the weather was a bit miserable the night we went the staff gave it 100% and got everybody involved and interested. Normally I...More

Thank ainemcardle2
Reviewed yesterday

Awesome creativity. Loved how one word could help many voices seem like one. Loved the bus trip had captured the essence of hospitality as soon as you walk through the door no matter where your from.

Thank Tero T
Reviewed 2 days ago

The entire service of the experience is wonderful, from entertaining transportation to and from your accommodation, to excellent performances and delicious food. Hearing about Maori culture was extremely interesting, but the real stand-out moments were the singing and dancing before dinner, the Haka, and of...More

Thank Nell W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very much enjoyed the village environment and activities. Hangi was generously served and tasty. Some very talented singers.

Thank JessHillNZ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Simply brilliant and go and enjoy some Maori / Polynesian Culture - Right from when your bus driver picks you up from from your accomodation, you will be transformed into the Maori Culture. Mark - I think was his (English name) he greeted you in...More

Thank Norman H
Reviewed 4 days ago

From start to finish, this was WELL worth our time! The bus driver was hilarious and fun! The experience was exciting and educational. The food was satisfying. This is one experience I wouldn't have wanted to miss!

Thank MountainMom78
Reviewed 5 days ago

We attended the evening event at Tamki Maori Village and had a lot of fun. They pick you up at your hotel and you get a chance to interact with people from all over the world just on the bus ride to the Village. The...More

Thank RickyBobbie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An amazing experience! If you want to learn all about the culture, this is the best place, they'll explain every part, meaning and tool. Great and kind staff and amazing food! Thank you

Thank Bo N
Reviewed 6 days ago

A really interesting and enlightening night out for all ages. we learnt a great deal about Maori history, culture and food. Dinner was very enjoyable and cooked in traditional oven underground. The whole evening was well organised, enjoyable and very worthwhile.

Thank Inkyandwe
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Jacqualine O
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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