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“Great night for all”

Tamaki Maori Village
Ranked #4 of 117 things to do in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great night out with 10 of our family including 4 children between 7 and 13.
The bus driver was amazing from start to end! Very engaging and humorous, had everyone in stitches laughing and smiling.
The traditional Maori show was terrific and informative and the food was amazing.

The staff went out of their way to sing my nephew a happy birthday sing in front of everyone that really made him feel special

Will recommend to everyone! Keep up the great work.

1  Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

This was a terrific evening of entertainment, food, and education. The entire experience was superb. The crew was expert in their presentations and they made the evening fun. What stuck out the most to me was the passion with which they performed. They truly care that people understand the Maori culture and heritage. The second most notable part of the evening was how much attention was paid to us as visitors. Everyone from the bus driver to the performers took time to get to know each of the guests, make sure that everyone had what they needed, and that everyone was enjoying themselves. Overall, a must do! The first part is outside so if you are there in winter, be sure to bring hats an gloves to stay warm.

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

There were two options for Maori village. Am told this is better. It was great. From the starting dance welcome to the unique way of information sharing, the music and finally the food. We had the privilege of meeting the gentleman who owns the place though he lives in Australia. He was visiting and we had a good time getting to share notes on ancient cultures of our two countries. A wonderful must do experience.

1  Thank Nandini K
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A great night with great people and very well organised. Was amazing to experience the culture and learn the history of the maori's a really fun night from start to finish and delicious food and entertainment to finish. Would recommend to anyone

Thank Paulo E
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous evening at the Maori Tamaki village and loved getting a little taste of Maori culture. The evening was really varied with some performances, some activities to join in and some opportunities to ask questions. We particularly enjoyed learning the Haka! The feast at the end was excellent and they catered for a number of dietary requirements. Thanks for such a brilliant experience, we would highly recommend this to anyone in Rotorua - well worth the money!

Thank HeatherS1885
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