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“Great Experience! Definitely Worth it!”

Tamaki Maori Village
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$92.10*
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
Ranked #7 of 117 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 July 13, 2014

This is definitely recommended for visitors to Rotorua. The trip from beginning to end was wonderful! Our bus driver (Mark) was great and very funny! Everyone loved him! The village was well built with educational purpose. There is definitely a lot of thought and heart being put into this attraction. Wonderful experience! Thank you!

Thank ShashaTsai
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great night out in Rotorua. Best cultural experience I've ever had. Caters well for large groups, allowing you to feel intimate and personal still. Free hotel pick up to the Tamaki Village. Lots of entertainment and delicious food throughout the night. Fun and informative, making it most enjoyable. Very well presented and attention to detail. This tour came highly recommended and we're very pleased we chose to participate.

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Reviewed July 10, 2014

From the moment we were collected at the Hotel reception by bus we were immersed in Maori Culture. The bus driver (a Maori) regaled us with Maori tales.The challenge by the warriors and the welcome by the Chief on our arrival were enthralling. The Introduction to the various Maori crafts and Cultural activities were very well done and the Hangi was delighful. All in all a most wonderful visit, if a tad expensive!!!

Thank JPGEE
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

totally worth the money- a really engaging way to experience the culture. Food is great for backpackers on a budget

Thank LucyBlue01
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Was great to experience different Maori cultural experiences. The bus driver was informative and very funny was a highlight of the trip. Both informative and entertaining and the food was amazing. Definitely recommend everyone does something like this!

Thank Bek31
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