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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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Nelson, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Our experience was flawless in regards to the organisation, service staff, and the general flow of the evening from our punctual pick-up, warm welcome, tour, dinner & show. Despite there being hundreds of guests, we felt it was still a personal experience. We found it educational, humorous, entertaining and the food was delicious. We would do this again when we... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent Island Show in beautiful surroundings over water.Delicious buffet dinner Friendly staff. Pick up and drop off from your resort for a small fee. Worth going to.Great nights entertainment .Show 8.30pm for one hour then dessert served.Bus to drop off leaves 10 pm.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Any "cultural tour" is bound to a be a little cheesy - this one is no exception, but the guides are good-humoured and knowledgeable, and a lot of effort has obviously gone into the location & setup. If you're going to do one, this seems like a good choice.

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Kingston SE, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing time getting married at Te Vara Nui, the wedding planner was very helpful, she organised everything for us before we got over there all we had to do was pick where we wanted to be married and which restaraunt of thier three we wanted to have the reception in. We had a over water fire and... More

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had our Daughters wedding at Te Vara Nui recently, it was Awsome, the venue, food and service was fantastic, I would recommend this venue for weddings. The lovely owner and the wedding planner were very helpful and nothing was a problem. We love the Cook Islands the culture and the food...Te Vara Nui showcased these perfectly. Thanks Te Vara... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! One of many highlights of my trip to Rarotonga.The History tour was brilliantly led by great people who obviously have a passion for sharing their history with tourists. The dinner was superb in such a wonderful setting and the spectacular over water show was just that,Spectacular.....It left us speechless,the drumming,the dancing,the culture.Outstanding!! Everyone who visits Rarotonga needs to... More

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Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Everything about this cultural experience and evening was fantastic! George & James were very informative and humourous with their stories and knowledge, and added to the gorgeous garden setting. Loved the show, was very stirring for my husband and I, and loved that we got danced around as honeymooners, by the dancers from the show! An incredible evening, even the... More

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is an educational cultural experience that will stay with us for a long time. After the village tour the buffet and show were both unforgettable as well.

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New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a well presented show very professionally done. The meal was good and probably reasonable value for money. The staff were very attentive and the overall experience rated as one of the best nights we had in Rarotonga. At $100 each they must have a lot of overheads to cover. Worth viewing but be prepared to pay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our whole family (three generations) enjoyed the dinner and show and Te Vara Nui Village. It was a highlight of our trip to Rarotonga.

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