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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Highlights
  • Hangi dinner and traditional Maori performance at Tamaki Maori Village
  • Experience Maori customs and traditions
  • Welcome ceremony and haka song and dance
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
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Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance, 6:15pm session.
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Overview
While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Tamaki Maori Village. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
What to Expect
After hotel pickup, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to Tamaki Maori Village, situated deep within the forest about 15 minutes from Rotorua. En route, your guide prepares you with information in anticipation of an authentic Maori hangi dinner, and shares protocol for visiting your indigenous hosts at the marae.

Hear an eerie cry of welcome before you enter, and experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) by a proud descendent of New Zealand’s ancient warriors. Pass crackling open fires and traditional whare (houses), and listen to classic instruments as you observe a re-enactment of daily activities and traditional arts and crafts typical of a pre-European Maori village. 

In the wharenui (meeting house), see haka song and dance in a powerful performance by a Rangiatea cultural  group. When it’s time for the hangi feast, dig into slow-cooked meat and vegetables roasted in underground earthen ovens. 

Your 3.5-hour tour ends drop-off at your hotel in Rotorua.
Reviews (354)

1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing!

It's of course a cultural experience performed for the entertainment of tourists. Nevertheless, all the business and the related services are provided by Maori people. The transport from the hotel was efficient and the information about would be experienced very useful. The performances at the...More

1  Thank Joao_FGR
Reviewed June 27, 2018
The Best Cultural Experience

Attended the Tamaki Tours Evening activity and Meal. The fun starts when you get on the bus, our Driver Aroha kept everyone entertained and safe on the road, the experience was amazing and the dinner tasty and plentiful. Without exception all the staff were fabulous,...More

6  Thank Lee-Ann M
Reviewed May 22, 2018
Fantastic Evening

Interesting,informative, entertaining, great food. Fun and fantastic evening for the whole family. My wife and I were thrilled with the entire evening. Very well organized. The dinner was really good, especially the lamb.

2  Thank Ron T
Reviewed May 20, 2018
Do it!

I was worried this might be a cheesy tourist trap but was so happy to thoroughly enjoy the evening. It started with a very talented and informed bus driver (our bus was Kea). He was very entertaining, taking his time explaining the culture and what...More

4  Thank Lovetoexplore16
Reviewed April 25, 2018
So worth while - highly recommended

Such a fascinating evening of cultural practices, song and delicious hangi food. An absolute must for all Rotorua visitors. We tossed up whether to go - as a family of 5 it's not cheap but booking through the caravan park they got us the best...More

7  Thank Sylvia O