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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...more
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Muri, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The show was very good.Thought it could have been wee bit longer. The dance of the fire was great. Started off a bit slow but once into the story line was very good. The selection of food was OK nothing out of the ordinary unfortunately...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank peter S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for the whole package at Te Vara Nui, and were not disappointed. It was amazing, the history at the start was awesome, they certainly did a good job explaining it all to us. The buffet dinner and dessert was fantastic and the over...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Janina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Named it 'kind of average' as that was what we felt. The show itself was great to watch on this beautiful night, but a few other things felt just blah. For example, the food is a good selection of dishes including some national dishes but...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BenAuckland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a fabulous family-friendly cultural night with amazing drums, dancing and food...then this is the place! Great night out

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank halinahinds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the village was very informative and light hearted. The guides were fabulous. The pick up and drop off was well organised and everything ran really smoothly. I would recommend the pick up and drop of as the cocktails are good!!! ( don’t...More

Thank al1079
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience. Awesome, awesome. The story of Te Vara Nui how it was established. Nga hitori o te hau kainga. Brilliant to say the least.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Curious768649
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being our third visit to the Island we wanted to give our Mokopuna an experience to remember. The meal was not the same value for money that we had the previous times. It was fine but not the same value for money as previous. Table...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Paul F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the money. Great show. All the performers looked like they loved their jobs. The buffet dinner has something for every one. Very well organised.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Laura M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a way to start our holiday, learning their culture was so special. The show and dance I could go see again and again. The food was just amazing. Every person who visits the Cook Islands must do this or you will miss something very...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 424MichaelP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would go again as the food was good the entertainment wonderful. I highly recommend this show. The atmosphere was electric. Looking forward to going again, well worth the money. A++++++

Date of experience: August 2019
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Judy F
February 9, 2018|
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Response from Judy F |
I've been reading more. Evidentally, there are coupons in brochures around the island for a discount on the dinner, etc. I guess you just have to look for them when you arrive.
August 2, 2017|
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Response from 248petera | Reviewed this property |
Hi just looked it up as couldn't remember. Family 4 = 2 adults + 2 children (6-11 yrs) $290.00 Family 5 = 2 adults + 3 children $316.00 Children 6-11 years $49 5 and under = free of charge Adults $109.00 per person Hope... More
April 5, 2017|
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Response from nicolesNZ | Reviewed this property |
Apparently it's busy each night it's on. We went on a Saturday night only because it was the only night we could go.
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