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Tamaki Maori Village

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Address: 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 7 349 2999

Tamaki Maori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most...

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 of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!

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An amazing evening that is worth every penny and should be awarded more than 5 stars.

An amazing evening from start to finish with a very friendly and fun host (Aroha). All the hosts of the village were extremely friendly, knowledegable and approachable. We had a... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing evening from start to finish with a very friendly and fun host (Aroha). All the hosts of the village were extremely friendly, knowledegable and approachable. We had a very insightful view into the Maori culture and an enjoyable evening. The whole evening was very interactive starting with and ending with the bus journey to the village. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the price paid, from the start of the tour to the activities shown, to the buffet dinner. Impressed with it, and their pride for their culture! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It blows my mind that anyone could rate this experience below 5! What an incredible night. From the incredibly entertaining bus driver (Dennis) to the wonderful entertainment and the beautiful tribe members - this was our favourite experience of our three week NZ road trip. The people of the Tamaki tribe are such a beautiful bunch of people and made... More 

Thank Madeleine R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Picked up from my hotel Distinction. Bus driver think Dennis was so funny, informative , interactive. Arrived to customs explained. Powhiri ancient ceremony welcome into pre-european maori village where viewed weaving, pois, wood carving. I forgot the awesome welcome up the stream warriors coming down by waka followed on by haka-maori war dance and waiata songs and stick games in... More 

Thank karina f
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Maori people are so friendly and inviting, the time I visited was years ago, but i just got a trip advisor account and was thinking back on vacations and places I have visited. The performance, the set up the food. All of it was very exciting and very cool to see. At the time I have like a disposable... More 

Thank Lourena H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the bus ride to the village. Interesting to learn some Maori culture n great Hangi food. Happy that the meat is halal.

Thank nurdiana3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place where you can learn about the Maori culture and witness some traditional activities the Maori had. Their ancestors from many many moons ago would definitely be proud. ☺

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I spent a lot of time comparing Tamaki, Te Puia, and Whakarewarewa. I heard Tamaki was the most educational, so I went with that one because I was really interested in learning about Maori culture (Te Puia seems to have less of an emphasis on learning the culture, just from my perspective). It was raining pretty hard when we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this evening! True family entertainment. Our coach driver and guide ,Wallace, really made the evening. He had the whole coach joining in on the way there and also on the way back. The whole village pull together to show their skills and heritage. The only negative is the buffet felt a bit rushed being one of the last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Māori are the indigenous people of New Zealand and their culture is a unique, dynamic experience for visitors.

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