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Te Vara Nui Village

Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
00-682-24006
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Muri
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3 amazing products: a 2.5 hour VILLAGE TOUR offering a full authentic journey... more » Owner description: Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3 amazing products: a 2.5 hour VILLAGE TOUR offering a full authentic journey into our past, a Stunning Over-Water Night Show and first class Island/Western fusion buffet dinning experience on floating and fixed stages set in botanical gardens surrounded by rock gardens and waterfalls, and our COMBO PACKAGE offering both Village Tour and Over-Water Night Show and Buffet dinner in one night. Your ultimate cultural experience not to be missed!!!! « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

we booked for the whole thing - culture, show and dinner and it was well worth it. The history of the Cook Island culture was informative and fun. The meal was delicious and the show was fantastic. Make sure when you visit Raro that this is the Culture show to book as there are many others doing the rounds of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Myself and 2 friends paid for the 2 hour village tour, buffet and culturalshow. I wasn't overly keen on the 2 hour village tour prior to going - however thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour guides were informative and entertaining and the 2 hours passed quickly. The buffet was good and the show was fantastic - all a thoroughly enjoyable evening... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Such a fabulous night! One of the highlights of our trip. Staff were amazing, food was cooked to perfection and the entertainment was top notch! Would highly recommend to any visitors to the Cook Islands

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Melton, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My family travelled to Ratotonga in January of this year to attend our daughters wedding. The whole wedding party and guest attended the cultural tour, meal and show at the Te Vara Nui Village as a pre wedding outing/get together.. Unfortunately I became quite ill at the beginning of the evening and my husband and I had to return to... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I really enjoyed learning about the traditions of the Cook Islands natives, and the hosts that guided us around, were extremely friendly, very funny, and still managed to teach along the way. Dinner was delicious and the show was really entertaining !! Highly recommend the Village Tour + Dinner and Show !!

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Wellsford, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We booked "the full monty" (cultural tour before the dinner/show), and weren't disappointed. The cultural tour before the show was interesting and informative especially enjoyed the coconut demonstration. The show was a great - showcasing costumes, dancing, drumming - was an awesome experience. Dinner/drinks/bar tab very well organized (drinks prices on a par with auckland I guess). Food was tasty... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Was a marvellous show shame at the end if you came in bus by time you paid didn't have much time for dessert was very rusty at the end.the cultural side of it very interesting to

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We did the full monty (cultural village tour, buffet dinner & show). The staff were interesting and informative. We learned a lot. The buffet was delicious and catered very well to vegetarians which really surprised me! The show was spectacular! My son loved the fire dancing! My daughter has announced (4) that she doesn't want her Queen Elsa dress anymore,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We just loved the passion and energy in all parts of the tour and show. Gracious Vara welcomed us and placed a shell necklace around our neck.The setting, with lush gardens and water was outstanding.The cultural experience had a touch of fun, but a depth of knowledge, relating to history,the coconut, fishing, medicines, and costumes. Plenty of time for questions... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

The Te Vara Nui village really offer something for everyone! Culture, history and great stories in the village tour, entertainment and great food at the dance show/dinner. A beautiful experience with high quality in everything done. I really recommend it, it's def worth the money!

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