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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance provided by Tamaki Māori Village

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Our team may choose not to have physical contact with our visitors while on tour, this includes shaking hands, and any handling of visitor’s personal belongings (e.g cameras, phones) during tours. We will continue to review these practices and take advice from the New Zealand Government and industry
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Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Don’t miss the opportunity to be welcomed to a traditional Maori meeting house during an evening in Rotorua. At the Tamaki Maori Village you’ll watch a cultural performance and learn local indigenous customs including a “hangi” feast. Air-conditioned coach transport is provided from your hotel to a nearby location in the forest.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1220 Hinemaru Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Tamaki Maori Village
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Your journey through time unfolds when your coach travels to a pre-European village set deep within the forest, 15 minutes from Rotorua. Let this 3.5-hour tour and your imagination take over as your guide instructs you on the protocol for visiting the marae. A chief is selected, a song is learnt and the eerie cry of the welcome is heard before you enter the world of the proud warriors of the ancient Maori. You will experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) before you enter the village, with crackling open fires in front of traditional whare (houses). You'll hear traditional Maori instruments and watch the daily activities of days gone by. In the wharenui (meeting house), a Rangiatea culture group offers a powerful display of haka song and dance. Then, as new friendships are forged, dine on a traditional hangi feast, where the food is cooked slowly beneath the ground in earth ovens. This is an amazing re-enactment based on actual events from history, with real characters, traditional arts and crafts, powerful song and dance while enjoying an authentic Hangi feast.
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  • You'll end at
    1220 Hinemaru Street
    1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
    Meet Tamaki Office (1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua)
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Combine a Maori cultural performance and hangi dinner
  • Tamaki Maori Village is located close to central Rotorua
  • Learn indigenous New Zealand customs, including a welcome ceremony
  • Convenient coach transport direct from your hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Maori Cultural Performance in Traditional Meeting House
  • Traditional Hangi Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Camera and Video usage is permitted throughout the entire evening experience.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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kcdenman wrote a review Dec 2020
Fair Oaks, California834 contributions246 helpful votes
As a tourist you show up and you're excited and nervous about meeting people from different backgrounds, and when you're a guest in a traditional Maori setting, it is even more special to learn directly from the Indigenous families themselves. It was so much fun as well as
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Hannah wrote a review Dec 2020
72 contributions5 helpful votes
Authentic and fun. Dinner and Cultural Experience were both well organized and interesting. Appreciate the friendliness and welcoming nature of the people here.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Brittany wrote a review Oct 2020
Sevierville, Tennessee122 contributions2 helpful votes
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What an evening! I loved every aspect of the tour and dinner. Our even started out with a short video and boarding of buses that took us on a 20 minute ride to the Tamaki Village. We had a very entertaining bus driver, A+! We were greeted by the Maori people who showed/taught
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Peter F wrote a review Jul 2020
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
We went with a group of ten people for a cultural experience and dinner. Excellent hospitality from wonderful people. We were collected by bus from our hotel, welcomed into the sacred village, learned about the village life, were entertained by the concert party, and fed an
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Liv wrote a review Jul 2020
Guangzhou, China35 contributions4 helpful votes
We had the best evening. Thank you so much for inviting us to learn about your culture in such an interesting way.
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Percent evening
Highly recommended. Good food. Plenty of it. World class entertainment. Happy/funny hosts. Be prepared to be social
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AnotherPhotographer
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$130 for a deep fried burger and a dude in a T-shirt? AVOID!
This was supposed to be the highlight of our trip to Rotorua - after all, according to the website this was one of
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joraho1
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A magical evening
I'm still buzzing from Tamaki's new twilight experience on Saturday night! It was such a creative and personal appr
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MrSteady
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A unique visit with friends
We took the Twilight Experience, wondering what to expect because it was new. Our group ranged from babies to older
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Laura K
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Incredible burgers and kai
I think we were one of the first groups to try the new kai experience at Tamaki Maori Village and wow, the food was
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B3129DKmarkh
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Great show
Enjoyed the show the educational displays and the food well worth it very helpful staff and very entertaining
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Naina-Damani
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MOST WONDERFUL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE.
It is a traditional Maori village tour with a journey back in time and experience powerful Maori culture, ceremonia
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koalatrish
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Daytime experience
We were a family of 3 and had the best few hours for a long while. Our 5 year old grand daughter was totally entert
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Bethny U
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Always a pleasure
A great place to take your overseas visitors. A great learning experience, well worth the cost. The “village” is s
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Oldie1958
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Wonderful evening
From the time we were collected at our hotel, we enjoyed our whole evening - partly due to our coach driver / guide
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Bob H
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Tamaki Maori Village
My wife and I went on the excursion to this attraction and had a fantastic time. They showed us the hangi as well
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emmassie
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Great evening
Visited in May 2017. Had a great evening - booking online was easy and the communication easy. The journeys to and
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ArtPhemister
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Great intro in Maori Culture and History
We visited Tamaki Maori Village in early March of 2020 and really found it to be interesting and enjoyable. The vis
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Zelda_The_Legend
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Lovely way to experience Maori culture
This was a really nice tour and a great way to experience some Maori language and culture. A bit structured and tou
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Kirk_Sandy
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Outstanding evening of culture and entertainment.
A serious look into the history and culture of the Maori. Fascinating rituals explaining why and how these develope
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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