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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Hello to all the lovely travelers out there I have gone to this show 2 times, is really int interesting and so well done, is so worth it! I learn a lot were they first part were they take you to a cultural experience, then you experience the AMAZING (lots of vegetarian and gluten free option) buffet, full of fresh... More

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, beautiful.... the best ever wedding evening I have experienced ever.... ever... ever. 80 family and friends we flew from NZ and Oz to be here and this night did not disappoint. Bar & Catering Service was friendly and very professional... DJ better music would have encouraged "Dance Floor Fever". I would return in a heart-beat x.

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Auckland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The tour was informative and well presented by staff, food was yummy with lots of different island flavors to try! The dancers/actors and flame jugglers were very good and seemed to be having as much fun as us watching them!! well worth it and best show of its kind in Raro, plus transfers from your accommodation so you can enjoy... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved it! Very slick and excellent performances, almost expected to see Elvis Presley come out at one stage!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommend doing the combo (tour, meal, show) great package deal. Very entertaining tour and show. Buffet meal was delicious with a huge range of foods. Best island show well worth the money. A real credit to the staff.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastic evening with great food and show. A credit to the those involved with the village, very well organised and superb staff. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening, thanks.

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Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The evening entertainment starts when you are shown to your seats. Drinks served at table and food is smorgasbord style. Show commences make sure you reposition yourself on the side of the stage for a good view. Dancers worked their hides off for the duration. Audience participation always a good idea and was used here. Great show, good food and... More

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Boorhaman, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was a very interesting place which had different stages of the tour in huts, and each had its own topic. this is great followed up by the night show.

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