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Cooking Experience at Tawa Forest with Whakatau Ceremony provided by Tamaki Māori Village

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Cooking Experience at Tawa Forest with Whakatau Ceremony

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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
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 08/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Makue! Kai E! - A Twilight Experience A warm whakatau welcome marks entry into our Tawa forest village and evening celebrating our connection to our land, forests and waterways and each other. Together we'll prepare dinner before delicious morsels are shared in the village forest. Buttery corn cobs, boil up broth, mussels and smoked fish join seasonal delicacies. In the Pā Mānawa –enjoy a pre-dinner drink and soak in the buzz in the heart of the village. Your Puku Burger is served with fresh salad, produce, and herbs. Kapahaka and impromptu “around the globe” performance kick start the entertainment, followed by a live musical soundscape for your alfresco feast. When dinner concludes, wander by lantern light for dessert in a secret forest alcove. Share in the magical firelight - before returning to Rotorua. This tour is a bespoke experience tailored to our guests!
Important Information
Departure Point
1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Duration
3h 5m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Refreshing kawakawa sparkling cold brews, Coffee, Tea & water is included
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Award winning Kapa Haka performers & live music
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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
  • 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 70 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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RossBoP wrote a review Feb 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly recommended. Good food. Plenty of it. World class entertainment. Happy/funny hosts. Be prepared to be social and to step out of your comfort zone too.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village, Sales Manager at Cooking Experience at Tawa Forest with Whakatau Ceremony
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Kia ora Thanks so much for you wonderful review, we hope to see you again soon, Nga mihi - Tamaki whānau
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JoH wrote a review Jan 2021
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I'm still buzzing from Tamaki's new twilight experience on Saturday night! It was such a creative and personal approach to connecting visitors to the Māori culture, particularly for those of us from New Zealand who are not necessarily seeing it for the first time. I felt like I
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village, Sales Manager at Cooking Experience at Tawa Forest with Whakatau Ceremony
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Kia ora, thanks so much for reviewing our twilight experience Makue! Kai E! So glad to hear you enjoyed your expeirence with us! Nga mihi - Tamaki whānau
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By: Tamaki Māori Village
809kayp
809kayp
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A fun cultural experience
This was a most interesting cultural and dining experience. Everything was well prepared and flowed seamlessly from
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
AnotherPhotographer
AnotherPhotographer
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$130 for a deep fried burger and a dude in a T-shirt? AVOID!
This was supposed to be the highlight of our trip to Rotorua - after all, according to the website this was one of
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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  • Duration: 3h 5m
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