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Tamaki Maori Village

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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A local born and raised Rotorua girl here. And only just experienced the awesomeness that is Tamaki Maori Village! My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. The experience was just fantastic and will be recommending to everyone far and wide. The staff...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As a local, I have always wanted to do this. I’m going to tell everyone I know. Thoroughly enjoyed the full experience . Best thing in Rotorua. Well done guys

Thank Cameron Ogre J
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I really got surprised. The food was amazing and it makes me hungry again. I really loved it and think this is a must do activity in Rotorua!

Thank Sarina U
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The overall experience is very complete. Someone I must highlight would be a very long name lady driver from KEA bus, she was our tour guide/driver/DJ of the evening. She kept us entertained throughout the bus ride without any awkward moments and able to get...More

Thank Ng Z
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of our favorite activities in New Zealand, and we would highly recommend it. Not only was it a fun experience with great food, but we learned a lot about the Maori culture. It's a great activity for anyone, from couples to those...More

Thank Tim O
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Tamaki Maori Village is a great way to learn about indigenous New Zealand culture. We went on the evening tour and thoroughly the experience. Our driver to & from the village Wallace was great, teaching the group some Maori phrases and protocols in preparation...More

Thank BIGbUrJe
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I learned nothing which isn't already provided by every museum in this country! The whole show was a really bad joke and this calls itself learning about Maori Culture?!? Less (bad) jokes! Taking the evening more serious! The people who work in the evening should...More

Thank steve123533
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fantastic night - great entertainment and great food. Offered a small insight to maori culture in a fun and relaxed way Dennis the Menace - you made our trip!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Tamaki Maori Village gave us a really close insight into the Maori culture. We had booked the evening experience with the hangi meal on Saturday. Sadly, it was raining very hard and we couldn't really walk through the village. But the organisation of the...More

Thank inkerieckmann
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I stayed for overnight and it was so great. Soft bed and great hot pool. Compared to the night show only, the overnight stay will have more experience and bonus. I was amazed by the way they educate tourists about the Maori culture. You won't...More

Thank kardy c
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drNZ
24 May 2018|
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Yes, at the opening ceremony they arrived by boat
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alejandra8989
13 February 2018|
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Response from ChistineC956 | Reviewed this property |
We booked through our campervan site and got picked up from there. Think you can book online too.
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Ohana1969
30 January 2018|
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Response from towerpants | Reviewed this property |
15-20 minutes max. It's just south of Rotorua. If you get the same bus driver we had, it will seem like no time at all.
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