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Tamaki Maori Village

Rotorua, New Zealand
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About Tamaki Maori Village
Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (village) blanketed by towering Tawa trees, its blazing bonfires, and forest-formed amphitheatre. Te Pā Tū offers 4-hour evening events that change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar. During summer, Tū Te Rā celebrates harvest, and explore concepts in ancient Māori warfare and peace. Across winter, Tū Te Ihi celebrates the Matariki star cluster, a new lunar year, the promise they herald. Cultural knowledge unique to each season is shared through rituals, songs, stories across the event as is local, seasonal kai - plentiful and delicious. Kai horotai (indigenous canapes) are followed by a torch lit walk to a lavish 3-course fusion feast. Our famous traditional hāngi shares the table with other seasonal delicacies prepared with Māori and global techniques but all drawing inspiration from Māori flavours, healing properties, history, heroes.
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Marcia Curtis wrote a review Jun 2022
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Well worth a visit to this cultural learning experience . Lovely friendly hosts, professional but warm and welcoming, wonderful meal, great interactive entertainment, the expert and knowledgea1ble bus driver was also delightful and entertaining.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Harikoa wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had the most amazing time. Every moment was truly enjoyable & the hosts who shared their knowledge of Māori history & culture were not only enlightening & educational but also heart warming & hilarious. We were blown away by the level of talent displayed throughout the night through song, dance & demonstrations. The opportunity to interact with games in the beautiful village setting at night was so much cooler than we expected. This is definitely something to do with your whole family.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village, Sales Manager at Tamaki Māori Village
Responded 18 Aug 2021
Kia ora thank you for your amazing review, our village forest is the perfect setting for traditional games and entertaining, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us - Nga mihi Tamaki whānau
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ROHARIO wrote a review Aug 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand1 contribution
Be transported to a time and place where the senses are awakened and the magic of Māori storytelling is brought to life through kōrero, waiata, haka, games, and laughter in a unique and interactive village experience like no other. We left there feeling very special, well looked after, and thoroughly entertained. Fun for the whole whānau, friends, large groups, and corporates. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou mō tō manaaki i a mātou o Te Whare Reo Rangatira o Tukarere. Nō mātou te waimarie.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village, Sales Manager at Tamaki Māori Village
Responded 15 Aug 2021
Kia ora, thanks so much for coming to visit us, we appreciate all the support from manuhiri that have allowed us to open our gates and do what we love, Manaaki our guests, share stories, share kai & express what it means to be Māori - Nga mihi - Tamaki whānau
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Sarah C wrote a review Aug 2021
Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions7 helpful votes
I went to the night experience with a large group of friends. All kiwis but we had an absolute blast. The activities at night in amongst the beautifully lit bush was stunning and then we got treated to an incredible performance by the extended whānau that runs the place. Highly, highly recommended.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village, Sales Manager at Tamaki Māori Village
Responded 15 Aug 2021
Kia ora thank you for taking the time to review us your feedback is super valuable to us! Nga mihi - Tamaki whānau
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LenaK wrote a review Aug 2021
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Ngā mihinui ki ngā hau kaianga - ngā whānau Webster. Kua hinawanawa ōku kiri. Pai mātou ki te purei ngā kemu, kōrero, i matakitaki ngā tamariki tino kaha kei te tū ki te waiata, haka, kōrero i roto i te reo Māori. He tino waimarie mātou. Kei ngā kākātarahae o Tamaki Māori Village, kua whangaitia mātou ki te kai a te Rangatira. Mokori ano kia rere a mihi ki a koutou. Huge mihi to the whānau here at Tamaki Māori Village for displaying our culture in an engaging way for all to participate. Thoroughly enjoyed the pohiri, kawakawa tea, games and kapahaka performance. What an amazing experience. Thank you all so much for your aroha (love) and manaaki (hospitality).
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village, Sales Manager at Tamaki Māori Village
Responded 15 Aug 2021
Kia ora thanks so much for your amazing review! We appreciate all the support we have received from our New Zealand whānau over the past year, Nga mihi - Tamaki whānau
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