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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Highlights
  • Hangi dinner and traditional Maori performance at Tamaki Maori Village
  • Experience Maori customs and traditions
  • Welcome ceremony and haka song and dance
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
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Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance, 6:15pm session.
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Overview
While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Tamaki Maori Village. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
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.
Reviews (367)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Great experience

A Hangi feast at Tamaki Village is an exciting and fun way to learn a tiny bit about Maori culture, enjoy good food and meet new people. Even in the rain it is a good night out, with cover provided by trees and buildings. Coach...More

1  Thank Q2259UFangelas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Worthwhile

Good food and entertainment , a great cultural experience . The performance was done well and participation by the audience was great fun.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alvinfeingold
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great experience

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this Maori village. From learning about their culture to a marvellous hangi feast and seeing the Haka performed and their singing of Maori songs. Entertained on the way back to our hotel by an exceptionally talented Maori coach driver. Such...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lorna t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful

A wonderful experience. Very informative and friendly. The performers were so enthusiastic, you could tell they were incredibly passionate about the culture. The food was delicious. A wonderful experience overall, would absolutely recommend it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kathleenp222
Reviewed 11 November 2018
Great Cultural Performance, Wonderful Evening

It was a very fun evening getting to know the Maori culture and have the opportunity to enjoy the Maori performance. Our drive was hilarious and entertaining. The dinner was buffet like, and we enjoyed the food cooked in Hangi manner. It is definitely an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bichon_ELJ
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