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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

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    What to Expect
    After hotel pickup, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to Tamaki Maori Village, situated deep within the forest about 15 minutes from Rotorua. En route, your guide prepares you with information in anticipation of an authentic Maori hangi dinner, and shares protocol for visiting your indigenous hosts at the marae.

    Hear an eerie cry of welcome before you enter, and experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) by a proud descendent of New Zealand’s ancient warriors. Pass crackling open fires and traditional whare (houses), and listen to classic instruments as you observe a re-enactment of daily activities and traditional arts and crafts typical of a pre-European Maori village. 

    In the wharenui (meeting house), see haka song and dance in a powerful performance by a Rangiatea cultural  group. When it’s time for the hangi feast, dig into slow-cooked meat and vegetables roasted in underground earthen ovens. 

    Your 3.5-hour tour ends drop-off at your hotel in Rotorua.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tour departs from your selected Rotorua city hotel


    Tamaki Booking Office - 1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hangi Dinner
    • Tour escort/host
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Maori performance in traditional meeting house
    • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Camera and Video usage is permitted throughout the entire evening experience.
    • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All reviews bus driver tamaki village cultural experience kia ora whole evening dennis the menace buffet food an excellent evening ask questions information given great experience the entire experience new zealand lamb a lot of fun well worth the money great fun
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    Reviewed yesterday

    We had a great time learning about the Maori culture. The family were great, the humour, the tradition and food sensational. Loved the whole night and so worth the trip. From pick, bus driver, family and all involved it was a great experience from start...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Leanne W
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Absolutely loved this experience! Very educational, interactive, friendly people, and amazing food! This was an experience I will never forget! Thank you to everyone at Tamaki, including the bus drivers, what a wonderful way to keep this beautiful culture alive.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Alexandrahope
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    It is unbelieveable how friendly and nice they are. You feel like a part of the big family during the 3 hours. The kind of how to explain the culture is fantastic and the food is lovely too.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Corinna M
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    I was looking forward to this so much on our trip and it did not disappoint! Loved every part from the information at the meeting place, the bus ride there, the welcome and a beautiful feast for dinner! I have to say we had the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank beckanne78
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    A good place to learn and understand the culture of the beautiful people of NZ. Everyone is so accommodating with a wonderful sense of humor. Very entertaining and they make you laugh a lot. Dinner was only ok for us but at least we get...More

    Thank Hochiak
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    22 August 2019|
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    Response from rowsnow | Reviewed this property |
    I think it was around 8:30pm that the night concluded - you could probably head off before the dinner is served (being that last event of the evening) but I'd say you'd still have to pay for it.
    30 July 2019|
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    Response from rajanori | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, I think they do cater for it, but you may have to check it out when booking. Regards
    25 July 2019|
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    Response from Bernie P | Reviewed this property |
    NO. It was just an evening performance!
    Key Details
    • Tamaki Maori Village
    • Duration: 3h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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