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Tamaki Maori Village

1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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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!
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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent experience. We were picked up straight from our accommodation which was much appreciated! The bus driver Hare was hilarious and one of the highlights of the trip. The Māori experience was really well put together and very informative. The food provided at the end...More

Thank Lowmondo
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the whole Maori experience. Awesome from beginning to the end. Love it. Food is delicious and the staff are friendly and obliging. I recommend this place to anyone who want a taste of culture.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was very lucky to be surprised by my husband with a lovely Birthday present of being able to go too Tamaki Maori Village.It all started from our awesome bus driver Mark and the amazing Staff who were all very polite and respectful to everyone....More

Thank Tania K
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this.....the bus driver was funny, informative and entertaining. Really interesting and interactive learning about Maori culture and people. The whole family enjoyed the night and the hangi meal afterwards was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Jodie C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a fantastic night out for the whole family. You learn about the culture and history of the Maori people, before partaking in a delicious buffet of food cooked in the traditional hangi. The people are so lovely and friendly, and the entertainment and...More

Thank Fun_to_roam
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent a very entertaining, very informative at Tamaki. We loved the opening ceremony, which really set the tone, as well as the interactive stops to meet Maori men and women and learn of their way of life, pre-colonization. The games were fun and challenging, the...More

Thank RHfam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were all blown away by the experience and all the staff were amazing, especially the bus driver who created a very inclusive environment that everyone got involved with. The only think id change was give another 30mins for dinner as it felt rushed.

Thank Simon H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit for knowing this land and people. Very well organized and great experience. Have to be there once!

Thank Jonny487
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tamaki Maori Village is by far the best experience me and my partner had in our trip around the north island. We were both amazed by the exceptional guest service from all the team members, the food was delicious and the experience is one...More

Thank Fernando O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am still talking about this experience even days after!!! The package comes with a pick up and drop off from your hotel. You take a scenic drive to the Maori village. Our bus driver had very informative information on the way I was "ohhhhh-ing...More

Thank Rochelle F
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drNZ
24 May 2018|
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Yes, at the opening ceremony they arrived by boat
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alejandra8989
13 February 2018|
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Response from ChistineC956 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our campervan site and got picked up from there. Think you can book online too.
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Ohana1969
30 January 2018|
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Response from towerpants | Reviewed this property |
15-20 minutes max. It's just south of Rotorua. If you get the same bus driver we had, it will seem like no time at all.
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