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Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony...more
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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was an excellent night of culture and entertainment topped off by a delicious hangi dinner. I highly recommend this

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank isisdaughterof
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this experience! Starts off at the gathering place where background information around the Māori culture is given. Next we are taken to the village by bus, where on arrival, we are met by warriors and their chief doing the welcoming ceremony. Such a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rosiem685
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Did this tour during the day. Very informative. Saw a geyser or two going off. Very friendly staff. Worth it.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jamjar136
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing cultural experience. A short video to explain their history, followed by a small bus ride, a show, the a hangi dinner. Worth the money.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 502travelchick
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I highly recommend this for couples looking to learn a little about the Maori culture, experience the thrill of the Haka and enjoy an almighty feast afterwards. Great fun on the bus up & down too.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sarahdoyle42
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very rewarding, informative and pleasant evening. If time in NZ is too short to research Maori culture, this gives a brief but good insight into this proud culture.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Ian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very interesting and professional run tour. The Maori culture, singing and activities were all entertaining. Highly recommend we had a fun evening and the food was amazing.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to experience real Maori cooking - we had before we were just hungry again. We hopped onto their bus that took us up to this Maori village where we toured around with a guide - he was friendly and spoke well, this took...More

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

My boyfriend and I had such an amazing experience at the Maori Village! The whole thing was so interesting and informative. You can tell everyone that works there truly love it, and love teaching others about their culture. We felt so welcomed by the family...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Mackenzie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible experience! It is a great opportunity to learn about the Maori culture and more about New Zealand's history. The staff is very friendly and they make sure you are having fun the entire night. Even the bus rides was filled with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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tassiemum94
August 11, 2019|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, the first part of the experience is outdoors for the Pre European Village tour, please dress warm & bring a warm jacket, it does get chilly at night this time of year. We look forward to welcoming you to Tamaki... More
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viejoew
July 9, 2019|
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Response from FondantFancie | Reviewed this property |
Let them know in advance and they’ll prepare veggie food :) I had an amazing lasagne - then helped myself to all the delicious veggies too. Save room for pavlova after!
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Bakaneko85
February 4, 2019|
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Response from 789rogera | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just find the Meet... option in the long drop-down menu. The address is out of town at Tumurai on SH5,NOT the one shown in Tripadvisor header!
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