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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 today via mobile

That was one of the best experiences I made in my 7 months of travelling through various countries. Super authentic, but very professional at the same time! I had goosebumps several times and it just meant a lot to me to get in touch with...More

Thank Matthias A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Tamaki Maori Village was amazing from start to finish. Very informative regarding Maori culture, the hangi was fabulous, great food and our driver was hilarious! Brilliant night.

Thank Eweretta
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked this cultural experience on the recommendation of a local NZ citizen and we were not disappointed. Having also recently visited the Auckland War Museum, I felt that I learnt a lot about the Maori people and the history of New Zealand through the...More

Thank Ellentjie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on our tour with Grand Circle and it was a very enlightening tour about the Maori people and their customs. Our guide was excellent in his presentation!

Thank Beattl
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to understand the Maori culture, be introduced to the Haka ceremony, and have a taste of Hangi. Our driver, Wallace, also made all the difference on our trip as he was entertaining and funny while explaining more about the Maori culture to...More

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to know Maori culture And beautiful Hangi ! If you are male you will enjoy learning Hakka And really funny buss driver

Thank Tomonari J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very drawn in by rich and adventurous history and culture as presented by the Tribe. The introduction ceremony is just as fascinating, though I pray that your tour group is respectful enough to observe silence for this. It's tense to start with, but...More

Thank DaFriggenJedMan
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish, the experience was exceptional. We were picked up from the head office by Hari, our bus driver who explained the history behind the Tamaki Maori Village. The majority of people that work there are related in some way and it shows....More

Thank bluestingray
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience for my family. It has been over a year but my family still talks about it. Highly recommended.

Thank Min K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have several overseas groups a year come to visit and work with us. We always take them to Tamaki Maori Village for an amazing meal and a glimpse into the Maori culture which shapes NZ culture. It is well worth the splurge for an...More

Thank M9692EEmichaelt
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Jacqualine O
23 August 2017|
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