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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
+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely experience 👌🏻 Great activities like Aka training and demonstrations, warms Maori songs with such powerful and nice voices And the dinner ! The Hongi buffet is awesome ! Take as much as you want. You will not leave this place with any room in...More

Thank Simon L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tamaki Maori Cultural show is another worth visiting activity in NZ. We learnt so much about the tribe and was given a chance to participate in their cultural games and Haka dance. Their music, dance and songs were so nice to watch and listen. Truly...More

Thank Natalietyf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed here from the kiwi exp bus and had a great time. The staff were amazing. When we got there we had afternoon tea and learned a Maori song, we were then showed to our room and played some traditional games which was fun! The...More

Thank Jade M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The only negative thing I can say is that it was hard to hear at times when at the different stations. Not really the staffs fault just a small area with a lot going on. Felt a little rushed at times. Overall, the performances were...More

Thank Brittany R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth a visit as you experience Maori culture together with a Hangi a feast of Food & entertainment with friendly people

Thank John K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were collected by coach from the hotel and, after collecting guests from other places around the town, we were taken to the Tamaki Maori village for an evening of education, culture and food. The coach driver was part of the warm up act, striving...More

Thank Owen_thesaints
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was, by far, my favorite experience on my first NZ trip. I learnt so much about the history of NZ, their traditions and culture. We had so much fun speaking with all of the staff members (who are family), watching and listening to their...More

Thank Tinei S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I didn't really know what to expect but I really liked it. You get the chance to know a bit about the Maori people, their culture and their history. The people working here really seems to like their jobs, which makes the village a pleasure...More

Thank Sofia G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We did the Maori culture experience which included the welcoming ceremony, performances and the Hangi dinner. We really enjoyed learning more about the Maori culture and talking to some of the local tribes people. It was the right balance of fun, education, and experience and...More

Thank Anna R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited here early December with my wife on our 2 week trip to NZ, picked up from our hotel by the many Tamaki Maori Village buses and driven to the village. Entertained by our driver on the way and we also picked our chief, it...More

Thank Gary H
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Jacqualine O
23 August 2017|
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Response from bluestingray | Reviewed this property |
Hey Jacqueline, There were no infants on our particular tour. I don't have children myself, but I didn't feel that there was anything obvious on the tour that would be inappropriate for a 3 1/2 year old. If your child is... More
maria e
30 June 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
Best option is to stay a night or 2 in rotorua. You can fly up but probably cheaper to get a Mana or Intercity bus. They will pick you up from your accommodation in rotorua and drop you off after the performance.
15 June 2017|
Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, We have many people visit who are travelling alone and they really enjoy it. We are an interactive village so you meet others in a friendly environment. During the traditional hangi buffet you are seated with... More