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“A great evening! ”

Tamaki Maori Village
Ranked #4 of 117 things to do in Rotorua
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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 18 August 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved our evening learning all about the Maori culture. Everyone who works there seems to love their job. They all had smiles on their faces. Mark was our driver - he was very entertaining and made the journey fun! The dance/song performance was amazing - particularly the Hakka.
The men get a chance to learn the Hakka too!
The food was absolutely delicious and soft drinks were included.
A great evening that we’d definitely recommend.

Thank Kylie24
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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Tamaki Village definitely deserves their reputation as an outstanding cultural experience. Upon arrival there was a traditional welcoming ceremony followed by a tour through the village with stops to learn about Maori activities and culture. We then had a delicious traditional hangi feast and some Maori songs and dances.

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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Myself and my friends did the over night stay in the Maori village, including the dinner. It was an amazing experience that I would highly recommend.
We were welcomed at the gates and had a traditional greeting by our guide.
We then were treated to afternoon tea. Beautiful cakes and traditional breads.
We learnt a Maori song and played some Maori games.
The show that followed was amazing to see and get a feel for the Maori culture.
After dinner we where brought to the spa pools outside by the fire.
The facilities where really clean. Staff extremely helpful, kind and welcoming.
In the morning we had breakfast before being left back to the town.
We all had a great night! I would recommend the over night stay. Definitely worth the money.

Thank An N
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I visited Tamaki Village with 3 friends a few nights ago and it was the best experience I have had in New Zealand so far. Our host, Brennan, made us feel so welcome from the very beginning. He was so funny and knowledgeable and told us loads of interesting stories. It was brilliant to relax, take part in games and activities, and learn about the culture and rich history. The experience will live on with each of us. It was made even more meaningful to us by the way everyone was so passionate and proud about their heritage. The village itself was beautiful and our room was so cosy and comfortable. The dinner was delicious and the show was incredible. The hot tubs were a lovely after dinner treat too. I will definitely recommend this experience to all of my friends.

Thank idunno712
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Best night ever!! From our awesome bus drivers pickup to our drop off home was one amazing night! People need to learn not to be so sensitive and have a laugh. My family and i enjoyed our night completely. From interactive "pit stops" where you learn about their days of old to a show stopping Huka and finale, it was incredible! A must do.

Thank the pokemon m
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