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Address: Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 00-682-24006
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Description: Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3...
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!!!!
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Did the full tour, dinner and show. Great to learn about all aspects of history, awesome meal, ate too much and spectacular show.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Norsewood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Did the full tour, dinner and show. Great to learn about all aspects of history, awesome meal, ate too much and spectacular show.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the show and learning more about the Cook Islands Culture. The dinner was excellent and the show was of very high quality. The dancing and drumming was fantastic. Our 8 year old daughter loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This show was beautiful! Authentic, cultural and story was performed with drumming, dancing and over-water. Lovely venue! Great dinner with the show. Awesome & fun night out! Male dancers are very cute, ladies beautiful! Loved it!

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Woy Woy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We did the combined Village tour and dinner/show. We found the Village tour very informative. The show was polished but we appreciated the professional approach. The night was really well organised, staff were friendly and the buffet was amazing with many dietary requirements catered for. Prompt pick up and drop off back to our accommodation. Metikai maata to all at... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

BRilliant entertainment and Great food with transfers from and to hotel great people a must do for everyone and all ages

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the village tour and show. The meal was great though thought it was a bit expensive. Would recommend as a special treat while on holiday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great entertainment great food great night out , and we got picked up and delivered home , thanks ,2 kiwis.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Loud energetic fun showed the local culture great meal friendly staff .A must for all first time visitors

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went for the new year special. So they ramped up the price by about $60 a head. BUT for that we got a 'comedian'. I would have paid another $60 to leave early. Poor food and overpriced, watered down drinks (they could have added alcohol to dull the pain a bit!). The dancing was good though but the comedian... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great food, great daiquiri, very entertaining show, friendly staff, and plenty of bug spray provided. Well worth going.

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