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“Te Vara nui”

Te Vara Nui Village
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Cook Islands Cultural Village Tour with Night...
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Muri
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Owner description: 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 dinning experience on floating and fixed stages set in botanical gardens surrounded by rock gardens and waterfalls, and our COMBO PACKAGE offering both Village Tour and Over-Water Night Show and Buffet dinner in one night. Your ultimate cultural experience not to be missed!!!!
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Me and my partner decided to pay a little bit extra compared to some of the island nights to go to Te Vara Nui which we had heard a lot of people talk about and we are so pleased we did! We got a complimentary pick up (and drop off) from our hotel in an old truck which had bench seats and a thatched roof. Was a great experience and way to meet other people attending the island night. When we got to Te Vara Nui it was very well organised and we were taken in small groups to where we would be seated - there were two huts either side of a floating stage on a pond, where the entertainment was. It was a beautiful set up! We thoroughly enjoyed the showed, which tells a story of a chief and his daughter through the dancing. The band was also very good value and the host had us in fits of laughter. The buffet dinner was very comprehensive, including traditional raro food and a fusion of other cuisines, and one of the best feeds we had during our stay in Rarotonga. Would recommend to everyone!

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"great night"
in 212 reviews
"buffet dinner"
in 121 reviews
"cultural tour"
in 108 reviews
"cook islands"
in 162 reviews
"island night"
in 77 reviews
"dinner show"
in 53 reviews
"fire dancers"
in 38 reviews
"dance show"
in 38 reviews
in 25 reviews
"local dishes"
in 38 reviews
"whole evening"
in 18 reviews
"great buffet"
in 19 reviews
"food was amazing"
in 31 reviews
"audience participation"
in 23 reviews
"island food"
in 19 reviews
"new zealand"
in 18 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 33 reviews

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

pick up from your hotel. good food and nice show. just various dancing the whole night maybe they could add something a little different in between but good performance and good music. buffet diner which was nice and amazing set up resort looks 5 stars

1  Thank foodloverNZ
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

This has got to be one of the best island nights i have ever seen the setting is spectacular , the food amazing and the show breath taking put this on your list as a must do you wont be disappointed

1  Thank Kazz54
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Very nice dinner (buffet dinner) in this village. You have 3 different restaurants set all around the stage so you can see the stage from everywhere. The show has a comment which explains how the inhabitant arrived to the Rarotonga and how they settled.
Nice experience and very good dancers! Pick up from you venue included

1  Thank murasaki-florence
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

This place is absolutely stunning and definitely has that wow factor!!
In my opinion, as a reception venue, Te Vara Nui is second to none. We dealt with Moana and Morag who are the wedding co-ordinators at Te Vara Nui. Prior to our wedding we had contact via email, every email was answered instantly. Morag and Moana are the loveliest ladies, very professional and are very dedicated and passionate about making sure your day is amazing. We had transport organised through Te Vara Nui for our guests. When our guests arrived at Te Vara Nui they received a special island warrior welcome into the village. We also surprised our guests with my husband and I arriving on a floating barge into the venue, our surprise entrance being a highlight for many of our guests. The restaurant overlooking the water was beautiful, such an intimate setting. We also had the overwater half hour island show this was spectacular with the lights music and dancers it was so beautiful . We have attended a few Cultural Shows and this is definitely one of the best we have been to. The interaction with the crowd after the show was great teaching our guests some island dance moves. The food was delicious, we went for the BBQ buffet and there certainly was no shortage of food. The staff were absolutely amazing and went above and beyond, no request was too hard. When I walked in and saw the set up my husband and I were blown away, the set up was so beautifully done. The fairy lights and table setting looked perfect! The cake was to die for, so delicious! My husband and I enjoyed it the next day. In all our day went perfectly! Our guest had a great time they all raved how amazing the show was and how beautiful the venue was. We can't thank-you enough Moana, Morag and the Te Vara Nui team for making our day so special!! Thank you

Sarah & Adam

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