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“Great Cultural Experience”

Tamaki Maori Village
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Ranked #6 of 118 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!
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is one of our favourite trips in New Zealand. Great value for money. From the very beginning through to our bus journey home we experienced and learned about Maori history, traditions and culture. The 'hangi' which was our evening meal was lovely, cooked in an underground pit. The entertainment was fantastic and interactive with all guests as I found out, taking part in the 'haka'.
Our bus driver Dennis was a real treat, very funny and informative with his stories and songs. Would definitely visit again if in Rotorua.

Thank Danjste
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This was a real highlight of our trip to New Zealand. It's a really authentic and fun experience that gives you an opportunity to see first hand the wonderful Maori culture. It's so well organised and the staff are just exceptional. If you do nothing else in New Zealand, do this!

Thank Minda75
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

Money well spend, there was a great show at the entrance and a look into Maori history and their traditions. Well of ya like your food, it was great. Lovely roast meats done in the pit and potatoes and vegetable's. Yummy it was. Could go there every day for dinner. Everyone also had a great sense of humour. Great night out thanks to all there.

Thank robert m
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We found this a very interesting and entertaining evening. We were very lucky with the dry weather (would have been awful in the wet out in the forest for over an hour). The show was excellent and finally we had our meal. We felt this was very late in the evening and would have been better before the show. For the first hour or more there was no mention of any "housekeeping", ie were the toilets were etc.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

An amazing night! Our driver was dennis the menus and he was just a blast! Great sense of humor and made everyone on the bus laugh!

The information you get on this tour is fantastic, its great to have a chance to see another culture.

All in all myself and the two other people I went with said it was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives and if we ever come back to nz we would do it again for sure!

Thank you for the amazing night 10/10

And thanks dennis for keeping everyone smiling! Especially your light hearted jokes about us aussies! Never laughed quite so hard.

Thank LianaCatherine
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