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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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Reviewed yesterday

We went with a tour and loved every minutes of it. We were met with a welcoming group and it was quite exciting. The place was magical and the Maori actors were excellent. We also learned quite a bit about the Maori. Fun Hangi dinner...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank arlie2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent performers/ staff who put on a great show to allow others to learn of the Maori culture and how they spent their days. We found it informative and learnt a lot. We enjoyed a decent meal included in the price of the ticket. Remember...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ati E
Reviewed yesterday

Not only was the trip really well run, slick, educational, fun with yummy food but it was welcoming and so friendly it felt really humbling to be involved. It was great to learn some of the history and how this is put into modern day,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Carly W
Reviewed 2 days ago

An excellent experience. We travelled with a tour guide bus driver who was brilliant, a Maori himself, he was very knowledgeable and friendly. The Hangi feast was prepared in the village and was delicious. Guests were involved in activities throughout the evening, even learning the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FiT63
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited the Tamaki Maori Village last night with my partner and we had a brilliant time. It was great to see an insight into Maori culture presented by welcoming people. The staff there shared their ancestral heritage with us and information about their customs...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The whole thing from start to end beginning from the bus ride out to village was was good fun. We had a super entertaining bus driver. Participation in the activities is required to get the most fun out of it. The Hangi BB buffet dinner...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Adele W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The kiwis house was awful. Did not see a thing. Literally it was to dark to move and did not see any kiwi. The rest of the village was okay not great and the price was to much for what there was to see. The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank wildfire35135
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great experience. The feast was delicious, the performances were fantastic, the staff were enthusiastic as well as informative and the grounds were very cool. Everyone went out of there way to make it a great night for us and the whole thing seemed very authentic....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lalaemz
Reviewed 5 days ago

and we would recommend it to everyone. However, I will go down two stars because when we came back with the bus, exhausted after a long day at 10 pm, we JUST COUDLN'T manage the bus driver. A great guy, but please don't let people...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PaulRutherfordtheone
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great experience, learnt a lot about the culture. Loved the people, demos and the food. Denis the driver was very entertaining. Picked us up from the hotel and dropped us back. Highly recommanded experience

Date of experience: March 2019
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Bakaneko85
5 February 2019|
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Response from 789rogera | Reviewed this property |
Yes, just find the Meet... option in the long drop-down menu. The address is out of town at Tumurai on SH5,NOT the one shown in Tripadvisor header!
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Bakaneko85
5 February 2019|
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Response from ktraveller17 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive directly to the village if you want too. But I would recommend at LEAST driving into town and meeting the buses at the office, the Bus ride was so fun and one of the highlights of the night, the drivers... More
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Spaggyau
28 December 2018|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, yes our 5pm show will have you back in the city centre by 8.30pm. We advise our guests to meet at our Booking office at 4.15pm that is where you board our bus & where the experience starts, Nga Mihi nui,
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