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“great night”(219 reviews)
“buffet dinner”(127 reviews)
“cultural tour”(111 reviews)
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
Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 24 006
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyable evening. Beautiful gardens, stunning performance and a great buffet. Staff very helpful.

Thank sheridapw
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fantastic night for all the family. We did the cultural village tour first (Jack's humour for the fishing hut demonstration was a favourite with the children) and very interesting to hear about things such as local medicine, tribal history and all-things coconut,...More

Thank Stingray7300
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great night show with a super meal. Real entertainment for all ages. Wear insect repellent, although they did provide it. Cocktails look great but mango diaquiri very very sweet so beware

Thank jobrennan2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We and our children (7, 9 & 11 years) thoroughly enjoyed Te Vara Nui Village. It was extremely professional and well run, food was excellent, performance was awesome. We all loved it. Highly recommend.

Thank LeaJ1445
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the kids to see this as last time we did the Highland experience and wanted to try sorting new. Was happy we did. The show was great with all the s dancing and story telling. The kids loved the fact the pond beside where...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful show and great food. Show tells a story. Can be a little scary and long for very young children (under 2 years old). Older children 5 years and over loved it. They even get the kids to participate. Food pretty good. Liked that everything...More

Thank J6063CWjamess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great night which was professionally run.The kids enjoyed it and had lots of fun watching the show, then getting a chance to dance with your performers afterwards. Would definitely recommend.

Thank cherylmc772018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am glad we done this the food was great. Maybe a little over priced but for me, once was enough. Too long for a short story and I got bored.

Thank Paulastapleton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A thoroughly professional show on an articfical lagoon surrounded by restaurants serving an excellent buffet dinner. This is a larger scale production if you are after a more intimate authentic show try one of the other island nights.

Thank Darryl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great show and dinner and very suitable for families. Highly recommended. Talented dancers, and great story that explains the history or Rarotonga

Thank jppicard2006
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June 14, 2018|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes there’s good parking close by and you won’t have to book prior to arriving. Most hotels can book for you or you can book on-line. Just note friends of ours booked before they flew to Rarotonga but found it was... More
February 9, 2018|
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Response from artbytes2017 |
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 Peter A | 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