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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
Muri Beach, Ngatangiia, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 24 006
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All reviews great night buffet dinner cultural tour cook islands dinner show island night fire dancers dance show sushi local dishes great buffet delicious food audience participation well worth the money value for money muri beach salad
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Reviewed yesterday

The gardens and setting are beautiful, the food amazing and the show spectacular. Was a great night and would definitely go again.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nathalie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed learning about the culture of the cook islands during the village tour although I feel it could have been a touch shorter! I cannot remember how long the tour was, and it was great for us as it was a rainy afternoon, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BenW87
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the tour in the village (before the show) which was excellent and very informative. After that we were seated in tables with A LOT of other people. As you can see from all the marketing pictures, before there has been only tables of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OlliandJulia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our afternoon on a interesting vehicle that took us to our village tour were we received refreshments before our tour. We learnt alot about culture and life in a typical village which was great. We then walked to seating near the buffet that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank D5981TOmichaelb
Reviewed 1 week ago

An enjoyable night at one of the great local island night shows in Rarotonga. A good atmosphere nice set up over the water restaurants, food was delicious a good mix of local & other foods salads meats, show put on was spectacular entertaining & informative...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Syd S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing show, well put together. The food was great and the presenter was very charming! All round a very pleasant and enjoyable evening.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chatterbox113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the village tour, night show and buffet. I always love to learn about the culture of places I am visiting so I really enjoyed the village tour with there very informative staff. I loved the night show. Was so amazing to watch the performers...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank emilymm26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I experienced the dinner & show at Te Vara Nui Village for the 2nd time in August 2018 (1st time was in March 2016) & loved it both times. Great value for money, loads of entertainment with beautiful dancers & singing. Definitely a good opportunity...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank melaniea700
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The village tour before the dinner was a really great way to learn more about the Cook Islands. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and make the tour very interesting and engaging. A pretty good buffet dinner is served along with a buffet of desserts....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 158alicec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a surprise birthday for my daughter which she (and the rest of us) loved. Nice setting for an island experience and the show was magnificent. So many different elements to the show and you had to watch the whole area to see what...More

Date of experience: January 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 Nicole S | 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.