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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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+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed yesterday

We were collected in a free bus and were entertained on our trip. The Maoris shared some of their traditions and had guest participation which was fun. The hangi food was amazing and the pav to die for. The staff sang to us as we...More

Thank clariss51
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a great evening beginning with selecting a chief for our tribe (our bus and me) and then performing a ritual greeting ceremony. That was followed by a series of demonstrations and the chance for the men to perform a Haka - think eye...More

Thank Les P
Reviewed yesterday

We spent the evening on this dinner and entertainment package. It really gives you a good snapshot of Maori culture back before the Europeans came to New Zealand. The opening ceremony and the entertainment were particularly good. Dinner was OK, but nothing really special. It's...More

Thank StellarRat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had wonderful time learning more about Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village last 1 September with our two kids aged 5 & 9. There were different stations around the village that will demonstrate to you their way of living in the past. They even...More

Thank bibihazwani
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went to this show tonight and before I wrote this, decided to read the few bad reviews. Wow people, were you at the same show I've just seen? I loved every minute of it and the food was great. Yes, we did go round...More

Thank Toni470
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic cultural experience. Really enjoyed my time here from start to finish. The walk through the village was great. The show was superb and interactive. The Hāngi meal at the end was nice also. Highly recommend visiting this place 👌

Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 3 days ago

What i enjoyed most about this experience was the participation. We were able to participate in a few of the cultural stations as well as learn about the Maori history and culture. I would say its a very brief introduction but enjoyable. The people leading...More

Thank Laurel A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at Tamaki Village. We learned a lot about the Mauri poeple and their way of life throug an amazing show. The expreince included the audience participating. It was funny, inlighting and interesting. The people were extremely nice and inviting. The...More

Thank Eynat C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

very nice expirience from hotel pick up till the end if the evening. however the food is tunable!!! and they push the group to eat fast

Thank NAP-PAN
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to learn about Maori culture. In stead of just performance and dinner buffet offer, Tamaki Maori Village introduce their culture, dance and history during your visit. And I really love the whole experience.

Thank Kevin L
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drNZ
24 May 2018|
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Response from Cruiser594620 | Reviewed this property |
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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