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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Southland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We did the Village tour and show and the whole experience was fantastic. On arrival Alan tells us where to go and we also got a lovely shell necklace which you get to keep, after we have a had a glass of bubbles we then are taken on the tour of the village and we learnt so much about the... More

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We did the village tour and show one evening with our two young children. The tour was very interesting and educational. I learned a lot about CI. Our childen however (2 and 6 yo) got a bit bored of the lectures, but you can't blame the staff... The show was also great. Suberp dancing, music and acting. The food was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I recently went to this show and it was my second time in two years. I still struggle to find the words to describe the whole night! Neither time has failed to amaze! The show is absolutely breathtaking and the sounds of the drums just blew me away. You can see the pride the dancers/ performers/ waiters and waitress have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Such a great night. Food was amazing. Some traditional, some popular. The dancing and cultural story was breathtaking. Over water, lovely lighting through the trees. Be prepared to join in the fun. Professional and better than anticipated.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have been to several cultural show on Rarotonga. Te Vara Nui is not to be missed. They introduce an element of magic by being held over water. The food was good and the entertainment was stunning. The show is held together by a local legend/story. The dancers migled after the show and are very enthusiastic about their dancing. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This was our first Island show and it was amazing! Really lovely atmosphere with candles and all the lightning. The buffet dinner was so delicious, with a lot of variety. The drinks were a little dare...but the cocktail was delicious. All the people and dancers were very friendly and enthusiastic and the show was spectcular, not too long and not... More

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Southland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have done a few Island Nights on past visits, but this was new since our last visit and was recommended to us, so all our group decided to come including 6 young men who took a bit of persuading, the food was better than expected and plenty of it, the drinks were reasonably priced and generous, best cocktails we... More

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The cultural village tour, then buffet dinner and show is $119 but that doesn't include drinks - not even soft drinks. Quite an expensive evening if you have a few in your party. The village tour was interesting and well organised where our large group was split into two on our entrance to the village so that the groups were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Wow this evening was one of the best evenings we had on the island ! The food was brilliant and they encouraged you to go back to the buffet at least 3 times. There was a great variety and really delicious. The show was spectacular !!! I was really impressed. We went for my daughter's 21st but I didn't tell... More

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