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Tamaki Māori Village Interactive Lunch Experience provided by Tamaki Māori Village

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Tamaki Māori Village Interactive Lunch Experience

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Updated 07/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Hui E! Kai E! Gather. Share. Eat An Interactive Lunch Experience After a whakatau ceremony you’re pretty much whanau.  So roll your sleeves up, roll your dough out and get your handmade Puku Burger cooking. While lunch is being prepared you’ll have the opportunity to Kōrero with knowledgeable Tamaki hosts. With a happy puku explore the beautiful forest of Tamaki Māori Village. Learn traditional pastime activities, feed the village tuna, identify the flora and fauna of the forest, unlock meanings of our carved houses – enjoy the serenity and warmth of our home. This experience is interactive, educational and with a maximum 20 people, this small group tour offers a deeper connection with our people, history and culture.
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Departure Point
1070 State Highway 5, Tumunui 3073, New Zealand
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • A homemade fried bread & a selection of NZ prime meats cooked on the BBQ grill, chicken, beef, vegan or Halloumi, fries, Horopito aioli, relishes, dressings & salads.
  • Refreshing kawakawa sparkling cold brews, Coffee, Tea & water is included
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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809kayp wrote a review 3 May
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a most interesting cultural and dining experience. Everything was well prepared and flowed seamlessly from one part to another. The guides were so friendly and informative. My husband and I and our granddaughters learned a lot, and enjoyed every minute. The hands on
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Date of experience: April 2021
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David K wrote a review Feb 2021
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This was supposed to be the highlight of our trip to Rotorua - after all, according to the website this was one of the "Top 10 Experiences in the world". The reviews I read seemed to confirm this, however after my visit to Tamaki Maori Village I am beginning wonder whether
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village, Village Manager at Tamaki Māori Village Interactive Lunch Experience
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Kia ora David, It is sad to read that you didn’t enjoy your time in my village and that you felt was painful and that we should be ashamed. We as Māori have been told this for many generations that we should be ashamed, that we are a disappointment. We are too strong, we are a proud race, we continue to be present in this world and we are resilient. Our experience is a time of sharing, you getting to know me and I you. This isn’t an act or me putting on a show. To enter into a Marae (Māori Village) is not that accessible for many, but our village is. The ‘feel free’ to have a look around in the village was so you were able to take photos to capture memories. My grandfather would say, “Kimihia ngā mea pai ki roto i te mea kino” Search for the positives in anything negative. Your child enjoyed feeding the eels. I got to learn about your career and meet your family. This was inspirational for me as I have experience in the film industry. But nowhere to your experience level. This resulted in me asking my children to come and meet you, your children and others on the experience. My children singing couple of Māori songs is something we naturally do on our village. Sing songs before visitors leave, or say farewell speeches. I had been talking all day and wanted to offer a different sound and voice. Not on the program, this was spontaneous. Unfortunately I distracted you with my attire hence you missed soaking in the beauty of our village, history, narratives and food. Our apologies that you feel you were misled. The cultural performance in traditional dress is on our twilight experience, Makue! Kai E! Hāmamao Jamus
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By: Tamaki Māori Village
Tour217433
Tour217433
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Family holiday
I didn’t really have too much idea of what I had booked I just wanted my kids to have a cultural experience. I was
ashleighjillings
ashleighjillings
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What a fabulous experience
We visited Tamaki Maori Village with our 5yr old and loved every minute! They were very accommodating, we were very
403victoriao
403victoriao
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Lovely evening
We returned to the Tamaki evening experience after having experienced it before Covid. Although the experience was
515rosst
515rosst
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Percent evening
Highly recommended. Good food. Plenty of it. World class entertainment. Happy/funny hosts. Be prepared to be social
joraho1
joraho1
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A magical evening
I'm still buzzing from Tamaki's new twilight experience on Saturday night! It was such a creative and personal appr
MrSteady
MrSteady
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A unique visit with friends
We took the Twilight Experience, wondering what to expect because it was new. Our group ranged from babies to older
Laura K
Laura K
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Incredible burgers and kai
I think we were one of the first groups to try the new kai experience at Tamaki Maori Village and wow, the food was
kcdenman
kcdenman
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The most wonderful experience in NZ
As a tourist you show up and you're excited and nervous about meeting people from different backgrounds, and when y
O3946EE
O3946EE
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Excellent!
Authentic and fun. Dinner and Cultural Experience were both well organized and interesting. Appreciate the friendli
B3129DKmarkh
B3129DKmarkh
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Great show
Enjoyed the show the educational displays and the food well worth it very helpful staff and very entertaining
Naina-Damani
Naina-Damani
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MOST WONDERFUL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE.
It is a traditional Maori village tour with a journey back in time and experience powerful Maori culture, ceremonia
BrittTravelsAround
BrittTravelsAround
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Entertaining and Educational for every age!
What an evening! I loved every aspect of the tour and dinner. Our even started out with a short video and boarding
koalatrish
koalatrish
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Daytime experience
We were a family of 3 and had the best few hours for a long while. Our 5 year old grand daughter was totally entert
PeterF1758
PeterF1758
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Fun for all from 3 to 91 years old
We went with a group of ten people for a cultural experience and dinner. Excellent hospitality from wonderful peop
LivT12345678
LivT12345678
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Incredible experience
We had the best evening. Thank you so much for inviting us to learn about your culture in such an interesting way.
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