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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...more
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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My visit to the Tamaki Maori villiage was one of the highlights of our time in New Zealand - and I'd recommend that anyone who gets the chance to go does so! From the moment you get on the bus everyone is welcoming and clearly...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Tamaki family works well together to create a nice trans-cultural experience that is interesting, family friendly and fun. The performers and servers work very hard to create a memorable experience. That being said....the groups were too large. Each designated 'tribe' was a bus load...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This experience was very well executed.. we learned a lot about the Maori culture and the guides were very engaging and involved a lot of participation from the guests as well... i highly recommend this dinner and cultural experience! The food was excellent as well!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent bus driver who taught us mauri words on route. Definitely worth going at night as very atmospheric. Taken around the ‘village’ and shown how life was for them with skills, crafts etc. Enjoyed mauri greeting, shown how they cook food underground and then entertained...More

Thank StephenW2768
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked 25 staff on the tour for an early Christmas function. Lady and Sarah took care of our booking ensuring our evening ran smoothly. Bar zazu at the millennium was a perfect gathering place for a long cocktail and a 2 minutes walk to...More

Thank Luvinspoonful
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here, the entertainment is fun and moderately educational. The food at the Hangi wss good and all in all a good evening.

Thank BrightcutOne
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry but I wanted a different title than the usual but at the end of the evening that's kinda how we felt. Was concerned if we'd get value for our money as we were budget travelling. Collected at our motel by the extremely friendly driver...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bus driver provided info on what to expect and some basic Maori words. We had to choose our chief before arriving. We had a formal welcome before the chief lead us in the village. We had an insight on their tattoos, learning, games and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were collected from the Tamaki office by our driver JR and he gave us some information about the structure of the evening and the customs that we would experience. We had to choose a Chief before we arrived at the village, who would participate...More

Thank RachDLH
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides were incredibly friendly, taking our questions and making us part of the tour. Very informative and such a beautiful culture. The food was delicious and bountiful, all you can eat. Would recommend.

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rms74
6 November 2018|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, it is best to book as early as possible as Jan - March is our busy season, Nga Mihi nui
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Noopur_Goel
8 October 2018|
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Response from Laurel A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The men participate in the Hakka. The women participate by learning to use POI. Make sure you volunteer!
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Roronoa K
7 October 2018|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Bookings are essential, the price is $130 per Adult, this includes transport from our central booking office or your accommodation, traditional welcome ceremony, pre European village tour, powerful cultural performance, and... More
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