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Tamaki Maori Village

1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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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 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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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

It's a 3 1/2 hours tour. I think it is a good taste of Maori culture. There are a lot of rituals and customs, at the end you are treated with a delicious Maori dinner. The tour is well organised and all involved are making...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Truly a great way to understand Maori culture & enjoy their warm friendly hospitality, participate in traditional activities & diner a hangi a carnivour of meat & verges cooked in the ground & served for diner ,, yummy, so delicious you'll be back for seconds...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We chose to do the dinner show as the very last excursion on our two week trip to NZ. It was a perfect choice. The Tamaki family members who run this show are wonderful and are really passionate about sharing their heritage. My family of...More

Thank WGhummingbird
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Visiting Tamaki Maori Village is a must for learning first hand about the Maori culture. Nicely done with a variety of mini shows prior to a pre dinner dance and song fest. Food was delightful and they had a wonderful vegetable samosa for vegetarians (upon...More

Thank marcycook123
Reviewed February 13, 2017

An excellent evening at the Tamaki Maori Village where we were entertained and educated by the Maori people.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Went to Tamaki this evening and had a good time. We concluded we felt it was a little overpriced for what it was.. essentially a few inclusive games and short dance show and dinner, nothing particularly special. Staff all very good though and guess money...More

Thank Lucy R
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

From the bus driver to the last prayer this was an excellent experience. Well worth the visit. Very educational. The food was amazing.

Thank rvhorn
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

have been there for 4th time since 1999. and have enjoyed myself alongside with friends. have seen them grow and expand over the years. a good introduction to Maori culture. informative presentations. good hangi buffet. friendly and hospitable staff.

Thank d240i
Reviewed February 12, 2017

We had a fantastic evening at the Tamaki Maori Village, great staff and food, all organised so well. This was one of the highlights of my New Zealand trip, high entertaining and educational. and well worth the money.

Thank Carollovestravel
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Did the evening experience with my wife. From start to finish a great experience. The hospitality, interactive activities and food was all excellent. We did the 4.10pm pick up from Tamaki central office on the 11th February on the Huia bus - Wallace (the bus...More

1  Thank drbhavdesai
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Jacqualine O
August 23, 2017|
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Response from bluestingray | Reviewed this property |
Hey Jacqueline, There were no infants on our particular tour. I don't have children myself, but I didn't feel that there was anything obvious on the tour that would be inappropriate for a 3 1/2 year old. If your child is... More
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maria e
June 30, 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
Best option is to stay a night or 2 in rotorua. You can fly up but probably cheaper to get a Mana or Intercity bus. They will pick you up from your accommodation in rotorua and drop you off after the performance.
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WanderLady28
June 15, 2017|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, We have many people visit who are travelling alone and they really enjoy it. We are an interactive village so you meet others in a friendly environment. During the traditional hangi buffet you are seated with... More
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