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Te Vara Nui Village

Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
00-682-24006
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Ranked #3 of 8 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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New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Just do it. !!! Don't thing about it just book it...food fabulous, Nan warm loving and an inspiration, staff fabulous....can't say enough good things about everyone here

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I did the night show-buffet, the food was extremely good, with plenty of choices avalaible (even for vegetarians). The dinner is very organised, they call you to take the entree and mains first and just a bit before the end of the show you are called to take your dessert. It is too organised for me, I wish we can... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing, definitely the best island night to go to. The food was delicious and the show itself was spectacular, it is well worth doing if you are considering going to one of the island nights. I was not expecting it at all to be as great as it was and I would definitely recommend doing it. The cultural tour... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Staff very helpful when booking in our group, and managed to get us our own restaurant. The food was awesome, the tour of the village was great and the show was cool. Would recommend.

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Waipu, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Did the village tour and show package and it was great. Food was good and there was plenty. Dancers were amazing. George who takes the tour is funny and imformative. Highly recommend.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A wonderful night of dance & food. The show was very well put together, the story very informative to give you a feel of part of the Island's history. Everyone seemed to really love what they were doing which made it even more special. The food was great and a chance to try some dishes I wouldn't normally have. They... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

There are a few island nights run on Rarotonga, and while this was the only one we went to, it was excellent! The food was great and really catered for all tastes and dietary requirements. The staff were friendly and the performers were pretty amazing, particularly the men. The women's dancing was great however was pretty much what you'd expect.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We did the dinner and show (no village tour) and it was a really great night out. The dancing was really good, the MC hilariously naff and the food delicious. Our only gripe would be that because we booked as a couple we were put on a table with strangers. They turned out to be the world's most boring Americans,... More

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Rarotonga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

As a local resident of Rarotonga I am constantly asked by visitors what they should do/where they should go while they are here in Rarotonga. I wholeheartedly recommend that they should all visit Te Vara Nui cultural show. It is a beautiful and spectacular professional show! The food is delicious and plentiful with a great mix of local and european... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

What an amazing show that captures the many traditional dances of the cook islands through the tale of a historical settlement of one of the chiefs who came to Rarotonga. This is a must see event should you visit the beautiful shores of Rarotonga it will take your breath away and you will not be disappointed. The food you share... More

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