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Address: 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 349 2999
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Description: Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most...
Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!
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We did the evening experience. It was awesome. The driver, Wallace, was so funny ! The activities in the village and the show were unforgettable! Furthermore, what can we say... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

We did the evening experience. It was awesome. The driver, Wallace, was so funny ! The activities in the village and the show were unforgettable! Furthermore, what can we say about the food...? It was DELICIOUS. We really enjoyed our night there. We recommend it by far !! :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff esp. the driver who picked us from the hotel and took us to the village Mr.Jeff Tamale Maori village is Maori theme village where u experience the living standards,culture,language of Maori people very closely. A three hour journey inside the village will give u the best experience of the same. Though I am pure vegetarian and for a... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We took part in the overnight stay at the Maori village and it as worth every penny! We had an amazing time from start to finish. The activities were great fun, the food was beautiful and the beds......wow!! If you have the opportunity to do the overnight stay I definitely recommend it. I am a primary school teacher and when... More 

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Gold Goast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Loved this evening in Tamaki village. Thank you so much for sharing an understanding of the Maori culture in this way. Truly an experience to remember!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Wanted to be the tribal chief to experience the fun but many had volunteered. Anyway it was a great experience when we are engaged in different stations where the Maori explained the different information of their tribe to us. Pretty crowded though. And the village was pretty modernized and tourist oriented. Had wished for a more original flavor. Anyway we... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This was a very fun experience which explained some of the culture and traditions of the Maori people. The Hungi meal at the end was very good and we were kept laughing for more of the visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had been recommended a visit here! We didn't expect to become quite so involved - but you can take your pick! Selected as Leader, I had to face the Maori welcome / challenge. Quite daunting but interesting. Once peace was accepted- we went through the Hongi with the Chief and into the village! Great insight into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Very fun night out, the Maori greeting, introduction of the different aspects of Maori life and dinner were great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was difficult to decide which cultural village experience to take but we were drawn by the prospect of seeing the warriors arrive in canoes and we weren't disappointed what a spectacle with the chanting, the fire sticks, the clothes and their appearances was spine tingling. Before this though we were welcomed to the village by the family and MC... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

WOW to see the reinactment of the Maori Indians traditions is great . they explain there existence from the very beginning and there dedication to there country as they all enlist in there military to serve there small but proud country.

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Address: 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 349 2999
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua

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