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Te Vara Nui Village

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Address: Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 00-682-24006
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Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3...

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!!!!

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Highly recommend the tour (pre-dinner), this sets the story for the performance later on. As kiwis found the tour really interesting without feeling being back in school.The kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Highly recommend the tour (pre-dinner), this sets the story for the performance later on. As kiwis found the tour really interesting without feeling being back in school.The kids really enjoyed this as well. Show was captivating, food was great, dancing was spectacular.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

coming to Raro is not complete unless you come and experience the cultural show that is on offer here.. it was even good on a rainy day... the show was good and the food was equally good

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Thank TheTravellingAussie
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very informative talks at the different huts about the history of the Cook Islands. Show and meal were fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place!! Service was impeccable and I loved the buffet food. There was traditional cook island food as well as western food, it was great to try the traditional stuff. Show was soo good too, very captivating, dancers were very skilled. Highly recommend!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a MUST DO for any visitor to Rarotonga. Make sure to also enjoy the cultural tour as the history was worth the extra $20.00 and put on your dancing shoes as you learn to shake your booty.

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Soldiers Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see experience, a chance to sample a little of the island culture whilst relaxing and having a good meal and meeting new friends. The food was lovely and plentiful, the drinks were reasonably priced. The staff and entertainers were very friendly and obliging, just a really lovely evening out and well worth going to see the... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the tour before the show immensely, Ruta was an amazing woman with a wealth of interesting information and excellent delivery. We took our kids (7 & 5) who enjoyed the show and tour but it was possibly a little above the 5 yr old who fell asleep near the end of the evening!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the combo that included a very informative and entertaining village tour before a delicious buffet feast and over-water show of singing & dancing. This was a lovely way to spend a late afternoon & evening.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Whatever you do don't miss this night out. The food is fantastic and the show is amazing. The only gripe is the excessive cost of the alcohol and they do not provide drinking water on the table.

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MirjamTVNweddings, Guest Relations Manager at Te Vara Nui Village, responded to this review

Kia Orana! We are pleased to hear you had a fantastic time and found the show to be amazing. The price of our drinks are in line with most restaurants on the island but due to the water systems on Rarotonga when it rains we have sediment flood into our pipes so even if it is filtered it can still... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely amazing. So many choices and reasonable prices. Everyone was very friendly - not pushy which made for an enjoyable experience. The atmosphere was awesome too.

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