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Tamaki Maori Village
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$94.66*
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Ranked #7 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 August 17, 2013

This was a great night, we were really impressed with the variety of demonstrations they put on and they way they imparted their knowledge. There was plenty of food and a good selection too. A great experience.

Thank Sally F
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

From start to finish this was an excellent experience, the bus drive to the facility and back was great fun with Denis the Menace our driver. The experience itself was wonderful and very entertaining. The banquet was excellent, defo bring your appetite mmmmmm.

Thank Ciara-Jane C
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

My 11 year old son and I both thoroughly enjoyed this event. The whole experience from begining to end is very professional and the maori singers were superb. The food is fabulous and when you consider the whole package it is good value- you will not go home hungry. If visiting NZ do not miss out on this chance to learn more about the maori culture in a fun and entertaining way!

Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

2nd time to the tamaki night tour/show and i love every moment of it. Fully recommend this to all the travelers in and outside New Zealand. The bus drivers are awesome. They keep us entertained all the way there and back.

Thank Rina S
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a must-do experience in Rotorua. After an entertaining bus-ride out to the village in the forest, take part in authentic displays of Maori culture in the forest. After learning so much about Maori culture, join in the hangi and singalong, before singing you way back to Rotorua on the bus. This is a great experience and, if you're like us, you'll want to do it all over again.

Thank CharlesKelly
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