We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Te Vara Nui Village

Address: Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 00-682-24006
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Expedia
Book a Tour
93%
Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Muri
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Sightseeing Tours
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!!!!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

639 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    483
    112
    32
    9
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Awesome and Beautiful evening @ Te Vara Nui. My small netted Family enjoyed the excellent performance by the Island Dancers. Meal was a taste of Paradise, mannerism from all staff was exceptional wonderful. I was happy to meet the beautiful owner, who is a portrait of the South Pacific...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This was an awesome night out with heaps of our friends on our wedding holiday. We loved it, the food was fantastic and the entertainment was also wonderful. Lots of laughs when the performers came up to our VIP booth to teach us their moves!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We were told it is traditional to return up to three times to refill your plate - but impossible. The meal is beautiful, and we had three large teenage lads in our group and they only managed two platefuls. The dancing was awesome, a great story told.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Fantastic night! Great, informative tour, amazing dinner (buffet) and stunning show. Highly recommend doing all three as it "completes the picture", so to speak. We got picked up around 4.30pm and didn't come back until 11pm or so. Time flew by! Tour of the village takes you through huts where a part of history is explained/demonstrated. Dinner was a buffet... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was a great outing, we took the village tour as well as the combined dinner with show, well worth going, tour was interesting and the show entertaining with the dinner a great mix for all taste buds

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We had our wedding at Te Vara in October 2014. It was amazing, Miriam our wedding consultant was so helpful and efficient! The night was incredible and we were seated in the Are Vai restaraunt which some people say had obstructed views however we were really pleased with the view!! It makes for a great night with fantastic entertainment for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whangarei, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Loved the story as we journeyed through the village. Each hut was exciting and visually stimulating. The stories and demonstrations were informative.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

An amazing show over the water amongst a beautiful surroundings. The selection of food was beautiful.Not enough room to eat dessert.Wherever we went on the island we seemed to run in to Papa Jack.My boy was his newly found friend and seemed quietly my daughter as well lol.This is a must for all families the story of mama Vara was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Porirua, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Spent another beautiful evening at the Te Vara Nui Village in Ngatangiia! I had to share this experience with my niece. Fantastic buffet meal followed by an over-water night show magical journey told in true Rarotongan style about the Legend of Tongaiti. You gotta see this show before you leave Rarotonga!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Show was great. Tour was great. Food was amazing. Not for little children but would recommend for teenagers and up.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Te Vara Nui Village also viewed

 
Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands
 

Been to Te Vara Nui Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Te Vara Nui Village staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?