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“Heaps to learn about this culture,really great”

Tamaki Maori Village
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$95.45*
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Ranked #2 of 113 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 October 26, 2013

From the time the bus driver picked us up till the end of the evening I was captivated. You must be hungry because the food is amazing and there is plenty for seconds . Steam pudding for dessert was great and the chicken and potatoes were great,what flavours from the hangi. Overall a great cultural experience

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

So very educational & interesting. Best way to learn about the beautiful Maori culture & history!!! Great Hangi dinner, fantastic performances & extremely friendly. A must do while in the area, great for groups and family experience!!!!!

Thank Beata G
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Got to be one of the best ways to see how the first settlers of NZ used to live before the "pakeha" arrived. from when the coach collects you at your hotel, through "the challenge", to the walk through the maori village and right through to the hangi it is a great evening. Highly recommend

Thank Palmytaff
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We learnt a lot about Maori culture and the kids had a great time. The food was delicious and the bus driver funny. Really enjoyable.

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Although I'm from NZ but now live in Australia my wife is from Belgium and this was her first real opportunity to discover a little about the Maori culture.
We were picked up from our accommodation and dropped back afterwards and had a lot of laughs on the bus.
The performers were excellent, very informative and interactive and the food was excellent and plenty of it.
A must go and see if in Rotorua
Well done to all the staff for making such a good night of it.

Thank Roscoandrouxy
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