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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
1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They had five learning stations to help share some knowledge of of their culture. The opening ceremony was nice. The dinner was just okay.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great time with a great meal. Worth the money. It was really nice to see the culture and how much the Maori really embrace it. Loved the Haka!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to this experience and weren't disappointed. The whole evening was enjoyable, entertaining yet very informative. Extremely well organised we were given the opportunity to experience Maori experiences including the haka and a hangi - a Maori feast. Totally interactive, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhiljLichfield
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very pleased with the whole experience. We made our booking the night before and didn’t have any problems getting a spot. Our bus driver was charming and ‘warmed up’ the whole group for the 15 minute drive. There’s a great brief welcoming Haka,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank akjim2
Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected something like a luau, but this was far more interesting and much less commercial. Our bus driver Wallace entertained us with stories, songs, and Maori cultural background before we arrived at the center. After witnessing a traditional welcome and greeting from the tribe...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wego2places
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We can not praise this trip enough. The driver picked us up from the hotel. He was absolutely brilliant... such fun and had everyone on the bus engaged. Can't say his name let alone spell it.. his name was Mark. The whole event was so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 1 week ago

well we went there because you got to do one of them when you are in New Zealand, and we decided to do this one 130 dollers when we went per person,we turned up were instructed how to do the greetings and we had to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BazzaKidwelly
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well organised event! Started with a large welcoming ceremony, followed with the group spiting into smaller groups to receive lessons on Maori way of life. I found this to be an effective way to personalise the experience. One thing I will never forget...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Joe M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must visit when traveling to NZ North Island so you can experience culture. It's fun! You are warnly welcomed! You learn a lot! You leave completely satisfied from fantastic meal and the driver of the Waka is delightful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Veryunique23
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up near to our hotel and driven to the village. The host John was funny and engaging and spoke over 100 languages. The show was great, well performed and very interesting about Maori history. The food cooked underground was fabulous and loads...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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10 December 2018|
Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora! You most definitely can & at the time of booking our Reservations team will provide you with the items your child can safely eat from our menu. We will also give you with an alternative dessert option too. You are... More
10 December 2018|
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Response from ChristopherTraveller | Reviewed this property |
The places involved walking and interaction, not purely a performance. So as long as you are prepared to carry the kid, it should be an enjoyable event. They do prepare special diet like gluten or vegetarian, and they will... More
6 November 2018|
Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, it is best to book as early as possible as Jan - March is our busy season, Nga Mihi nui