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“glow worms”(354 reviews)
“war canoe”(71 reviews)
“great night”(123 reviews)
196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-343 9132
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Reviewed today via mobile

Well intended show but definetely not worth it, especially for the high price paid. Too commercial, fake, overcrowded, and full of gaps to loose time. Not entertaining at all. We left before ending (and no money back).

Thank Bbernat
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was largely a performance type set up, including songs, dances and of course a haka. Afterwards there was a hangi meal provided. The performance and food were good, but we weren’t expecting quite so many people there at once, so it didn’t feel to...More

Thank 973rachr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love that it’s run by one huge family. They were so knowledgeable about the Maori culture, so friendly, and so generous to share their culture, heritage and land with us. Great glimpse into the Maori traditions and celebrations, and delicious food. We did the...More

Thank Kahli J
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a great atmosphere to be included in. It was great to be able to learn about the ways which the land used to run prior to European settlement. All members of staff were lovely and extremely helpful

Thank Casey M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a lot of expectations, but this was disappointing. and here's why: 1. Too many people: Our group size was atleast 100 men and women, if not more. The only time this is split into smaller groups is when they discuss the canoe...More

Thank Noopur_Goel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our evening started with a walk down the Wai-o-whiro stream, watching Maori warriors paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) up the river. Next was the Haka Haka warrior dance and other heritage dances which was so interesting to watch. Buffet dinner followed and the food...More

Thank Beverley R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the evening Hangi meal show with the added on rainbow springs tour which is lovely a must add on to do. Lovely friendly staff and a wonderful meal with more than enough to go round. A little touristy, but that is what...More

Thank Angel333121
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good 3 hrs experience. Started with the warrior canoe show followed by the dance. They showed us the food that they cooked for 4 hrs underground. The buffet is nice all very simple and plain. Ended with a short 15 mins bush walk where...More

Thank jokl78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved every part of this. It was really informative and an interesting and interactive way to learn about the Maori culture. Our guide was great, I'm useless with names but he had his tattoos on his left arm and represented a story from his mother's...More

Thank Hannah-Lucy19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and our 1 year old attended the night experience! We had such a great time! I couldn’t fault this place. The tour and traditional songs were fantastic. So much so it had our 1 year old dancing along. The food was also out...More

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10 November 2018|
Response from kallia63 | Reviewed this property |
Hi - definitely do the glow worm caves - you see so much more!
Amalina A
16 October 2018|
Response from Reslimpan | Reviewed this property |
Chicken and lamb for protein. Several veggie dishes as well
26 June 2018|
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Response from Cloudsatsea | Reviewed this property |
We really didn’t notice it, did you speak to staff while you were there?