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“A fun and informative evening”

Tamaki Maori Village
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Ranked #3 of 112 things to do in Rotorua
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Owner description: 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!
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A fun and informative evening”
Reviewed November 7, 2011

We had a great guide/bus driver looking after us on our visit to the Tamaki Maori Village and had a really enjoyable evening. We learnt a lot about Maori culture and had a very enjoyable traditional meal before an entertaining bus trip back to our hotel. A really good night!

Visited November 2011
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Bruxelles, Belgique
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“Plunge into Maori traditions”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

Tamaki village is definitely worth a visit.
From your pick-up until you are back at your hotel, you will enjoy the friendliness of the Maori people. During a few hours you will dive into another reality, discover their traditions and their food.

Visited October 2011
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Auburn, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Maori experience”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

We enjoyed this dinner and learning a bit of the history of the Maori. The only down side was that there were a couple hundred people there at the same time. I would have preferred a smaller group. Nonetheless, it was quite interesting and the food was better than I expected.

Visited October 2011
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Strandhill, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice thing to do”
Reviewed October 30, 2011

a lovely eveningand one which i think one has to do whilst in NZ. Driver was a great laugh and knew alot himself apart from his joking around

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Cork, Ireland
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“Great evening out!”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

We had a lovely evening with Tamaki Heritage. We were picked up by Nhata who was great fun. He made the bus journeys informative and fun. The village itself was a great insight into the Maori culture. We had great entertainment and a nice meal before getting the bus back to Rotorua.

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