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“As naturally staged as you can get”

Tamaki Maori Village
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$98.34*
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Ranked #2 of 116 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Reviewed November 13, 2011

It was a fascinating visit, the compere, amazing, the food excellent, the tribal canoe and village setting very realistic and entertaining.
The Kiwi walk was great but the organisers need to find a way of getting Asian visitors to not talk incessantly through the guide's talks!

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

This was a fun night out. our bus driver was very entertaining although a bit one eyed when it came to the All Blacks rugby team. the maori show was informative and well done and Hangi dinner excellent. A good night out.

Thank Jasper436
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

From the start the bus driver was friendly and helpful and the experince went from there. From the traditional welcome to the village life experience, the traditional dancing and the amazing food - absolutely one of the best experiences in NZ - good value for money! Take a camera!!!!

Thank Nick W
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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!

Thank swans11
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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.

Thank Katmo79
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