Tamaki Māori Village

Tamaki Māori Village, Rotorua: Address, Phone Number, Tamaki Māori Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Tamaki Māori Village
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Tamaki Māori Village – Evening Cultural Experience. New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hāngi feasting. Share in the Pōwhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Māori 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 hāngi 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 hāngi buffet feast!
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Tracey M
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
I loved every minute
This tour is AMAZING. This was a funny, educational, immersive, interactive and truly delightful tour. From ‘Tata’ who picked us up, to all the people who participated in the performance, I can’t praise them enough. We were able to watch traditional ceremonies and were able to learn about activities that Maori tribes participated in and why they did these activities. The performances and story telling was fabulous, the performers are clearly talented, and obviously care about what they doing. The Hangi topped the night off. This tour is a must, must, must do. Loved every minute.
Written 15 July 2021
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Eiles1122
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A MUST DO!!! Great experience for the whole family with the best feast!!!
Jul 2021 • Family
Thank you for such a wonderful experience for my family.
The food was absolutely Devine, cooked to perfection, one of the best buffets we have ever had! The performers were great, voices were amazing!!!

All staff were really engaging and made the experience really fun. Staff were also really friendly from our first intial phone call with the beautiful receptionist to leaving, everyone was absolutely lovely 10/10 for customer service!
Written 8 July 2021
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Kia ora and thank you for your amazing review of your experience with us, happy to hear you enjoyed your hāngi dinner! Ngā mihi - Tamaki whānau
Written 14 July 2021
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Cherry Navales
10 contributions
The best birthday experience ever!
Jul 2021 • Friends
I was so happy I get to somewhat immerse myself to the beautiful Maori Culture just the night before my birthday. I get to watch the Haka Dance by real Maori people. It was a surreal experience. I love just how they preserve their culture and how they paid tribute to their ancestors. It was just sad that due to the pandemic they had to let go majority of their staff- from 180 to only 6 staff left. Even with the less staff, they have pulled off a wonderful experience, amazing performance and a sumptuous dinner. More power to the owner and staff! Job well done! Kiaora!
Written 7 July 2021
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Kia ora, thanks so much for your kind words, so glad you enjoyed your birthday with us at Tamaki Māori Village! Ngā mihi - Tamaki whānau
Written 14 July 2021
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Robyn A
2 contributions
Fun & Yum!!
Jul 2021
A wonderful cultural experience with amazing kai and team building activities which was really enjoyed by our team. The fact that it was interactive added to the experience. Our host Jamus was fun and informative and other staff really friendly too
Written 7 July 2021
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Kia ora Robyn, thanks so much for taking the time to review us, it was fun hosting your group and we are glad everyone had a great time, Ngā mihi - Tamaki whānau
Written 14 July 2021
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Ilovetheatre
Birmingham, UK136 contributions
Unique experience
Aug 2020
We actually visited Dec 2019 but had a great time. From hotel pick up (with informative funny driver), onto the village where we heard the history of the Maori's and were treated to an evening of song & dance followed by a hearty buffet meal.
Written 6 July 2021
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Kia ora, thanks so much for your review of our Evening experience, we really appreciate it, Nga mihi - Tamaki whānau
Written 14 July 2021
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Lynn G
Washington, UK43 contributions
Couldn't be welcomed better!
Certainly to be repeated if you get the chance. Maoris are very a friendly race giving you a fantastic welcome. Great to see the men joining in with their dancing and also when we went for our meal we were invited to join in the serving of the meal itself.
Written 28 June 2021
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Kia ora and thank you for your wonderful review of Tamaki Māori Village!
Written 14 July 2021
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Le O
1 contribution
Fun experience
May 2021 • Friends
TJ and aunty Kim were fantastic hosts and the experience was very fun and intimate. The food was awesome and the vegan option was super tasty
Written 9 June 2021
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Kia ora LeOraGar, thanks for your review we are glad you enjoyed our Vegan option and enjoyed your experience with us! Nga mihi - Tamaki whānau
Written 23 June 2021
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RMcM50
17 contributions
Conference group visit
May 2021
Fascinating tour with an experienced guide who gave us insights into the village’s history and current life as a living village. A real eye opener!
Written 27 May 2021
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Kia ora, thank you for the great review! It was a pleasure to host your conference group and we are happy to hear you found our experience fascinating! Ngā mihi - Tamaki whānau
Written 3 June 2021
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809kayp
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
A fun cultural experience
Apr 2021
This was a most interesting cultural and dining experience. Everything was well prepared and flowed seamlessly from one part to another. The guides were so friendly and informative. My husband and I and our granddaughters learned a lot, and enjoyed every minute. The hands on experience with the dough was great for the children especially, and the food was delicious and plenty of it.

Thank you so much for hosting us. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone.
Written 3 May 2021
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Kia ora, thanks so much for your wonderful review and recommending us, we are glad to hear your family enjoyed their experience at Tamaki Māori Village!
Written 9 May 2021
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Tour217433
4 contributions
Family holiday
Mar 2021 • Family
I didn’t really have too much idea of what I had booked I just wanted my kids to have a cultural experience. I was nervous that they wouldn’t enjoy it but what a fantastic night! We loved absolutely everything about it. We enjoyed every second of the over 4 hour experience and we left with bellies full of delicious food. The staff were all so friendly and made the whole night even better. I have 1 reasonably fussy eater but he tried everything. I think this is a must do if you go to Rotorua. We are still all talking about it 3 days later.
Written 27 April 2021
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Kia ora, thanks so much for your amazing review! We appreciate all the support from our Manuhiri (guests), wonderful to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at Tamaki Māori Village, Nga mihi Tamaki whānau
Written 9 May 2021
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