Tamaki Māori Village

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

Tamaki Māori Village
4.5
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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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Tia S
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Pai te manaaki, pai te kai, pai te waiata me te haka. Awesome experience being welcomed by the whānau and the knowledge and history that was shared.
Written 8 August 2021
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Kia ora! Thanks so much for your feedback and wonderful comments! Nga mihinui - Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
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Anaru
1 contribution
Aug 2021
Awesome performance, very interactive, a lot of learning. Highly recommend.
If you have a business or group of friends, or are a school that want an educational and entertaining Māori experience then this is for you. :)
Written 8 August 2021
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Kia ora, thanks so much for taking the time to review us! Entertaining and hosting our Manuhiri/guests is what we love to do, sharing our culture, kai and stories! Nga mihinui - Tamaki Whānau
Written 9 August 2021
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Karena T
Maketu, New Zealand2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
From the welcome, to the interactive activities within the native bush learning about different traditional games and activities in the Tāmaki village, to the truly exceptional Māori performance. It was a fun and informative experience for all ages. Highly recommend.
Written 8 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kia ora thank you so much for your wonderful comments, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit at Tamaki Māori Village! Nga mihinui Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RaeRae
3 contributions
Aug 2021 • Business
Our rōpū/group came through to learn about the Māori world. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, from the ceremonial aspects to the interactive games to the beautiful singing and fierce haka performed to conclude our tour.
Written 8 August 2021
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Kia ora! Thank you for your wonderful review and we hope to welcome you back to Tamaki Māori Village again someday! Nga mihinui Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
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Suz
Papamoa, New Zealand1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Business
I had a lot of fun at Tamaki Village interacting and being entertained by such talented and friendly hosts. A lot of laughs and smiles. Highly recommend to all groups.
Written 8 August 2021
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Kia ora Suzane, thanks for your wonderful feedback glad you enjoyed your evening and had lots of fun! Nga mihinui - Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
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Sandie H
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
We were lucky enough to visit at night with a large group and were treated to a wonderful evening of fun and entertainment. I especially loved getting to have a turn at the stick games and learning some local history. Would definitely recommend that people of all ages would enjoy this night time experience. The performers were amazingly talented and kept us entertained for the whole time. Thanks for having us!
Written 8 August 2021
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Kia roa Sandie, thank you for your review! Great to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we agree our evening experience is educational, entertaining and perfect for all ages! Thanks again for your excellent feedback - Nga mihinui Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
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Douglas
2 contributions
Aug 2021
Fantastic event and people. They are hilarious, informative, welcoming and relaxed. I recommend it highly.
They are suffering with the massive downturn of tourists because of Covid, so locals, go and support them!
Written 6 August 2021
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Kia ora, thanks so much for your review, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us, we agree our whānau are hilarious and hosting & entertaining our Manuhiri/guests is what we do best! Thanks again for your feedback we appreciate it! Nga mihinui - Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
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K Roberts
3 contributions
Jul 2021
We had a cultural trip to Rotorua and we couldn't have spent our final night in a better way than by visiting Tamaki Village. Our students enjoyed the interactive workshops and some were bought to tears watching the performance. There was a huge selection of delicious kai for dinner followed by poroporoaki. We felt incredibly well looked after from the moment we stepped onto the bus and highly recommend the experience, especially to other kura.
Written 6 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kia ora! Thank you for your wonderful feedback on our evening experience, we are happy to hear your students enjoyed their visit! We like to make sure our guests are thoroughly entertained from the moment they board our bus until we drop them off at the end of the night - Nga mihinui Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
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Ash H
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Business
An awesome experience, giving an insight into Maori culture and tradition in a vibrant and fun way. The performance and food were amazing, and the whanau experience was great! Would recommend all tourists and kiwis alike go and check this out.
Written 6 August 2021
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Kia ora Ash, thank you for your excellent feedback we are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Nga mihinui - Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
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Mel T
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Business
Came with no expectations and was thoroughly blown away, what an enriching, moving experience. Educational, humorous, fun and soul fulfilling! I’ve lived in NZ for 16 years and this was the most fun way to engage and learn more about the Maori culture. The hangi was just like Christmas, delicious and moorish! Id recommend fasting before you go 😂 A must to everyone who visits Rotorua!
Written 4 August 2021
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Kia ora, thank you for your review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed our evening experience, and we agree it's a good idea not to eat too much before our delicious Hāngi meal! Nga mihinui - Tamaki whānau
Written 9 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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