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Te Vara Nui Village

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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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Celebrating my daughters 8th Birthday

First and foremost it was an amazing experience not only for my daughter but for myself as well. We went to all 3 things which was the tour, feast and show. To start off with you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

First and foremost it was an amazing experience not only for my daughter but for myself as well. We went to all 3 things which was the tour, feast and show. To start off with you get picked up from an amazing vehicle and when you get to the destination u get given a shell necklace and a glass of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely amazing night! This was one of the most beautiful & entertaining cultural shows I've been to. The setting was relaxing,the food great & staff just so lovely.The dancing was beyond what I could have imagined. This is a must experience when visiting Rarotonga. Moana THANK YOU.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Had a great time there and got the history and understanding of the culture. Also this is also locally owned.Also they will arrange transport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The village tour was amazing and so informative. Learnt so many things about rarotonga and the other outer islands and the history. Then onto the meal, so many yummy traditional dishes that I absolutely loved. The best ika Mata, Ruko and minus I have every tasted in my life thus far. Then to top it off with such a spectacular... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had the great experience of going to the Te Vara Nui Village Over Water NIght Show and Dinner on our recent trip to Rarotonga - and it didn't disappoint. We were collected from our accommodation (well slight hiccup there - the taxivan went to the wrong place but our accommodation arranged for us to be dropped off), we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was a nice show but before that we were told a little bit history of Cook Islands and information were too much so we did'nt listened to the end. The food was good and we tried some local dishes but buffet was overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We paid $100 pp but the whole evening was really good value for money which included a large buffet dinner of local foods and a colourful and exciting music and dance with a story. It was close by the Pacific resort, we walked. Drinks were an extra charge but not expensive. Nothing to dislike

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The highlight of this attraction is the performance. The dancers and the musicians are simply amazing. The food is great despite the fact that it is all-you-can-eat buffet. The only criticism that I'd express is that the tour was a tad too long and the end of the show was kinda weird with the hosts asking about people anniversaries, birthdays... More 

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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

After a delicious dinner, you get to watch Raro at its best with the sounds of the drums and amazing dancers! its a definite place to visit when in raro!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We were absolutely thrilled with the wonderful service amazing food and outstanding talented performance - if you are after a great night out and cultural experience then we highly recommend this venue.

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