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“great night”(212 reviews)
“buffet dinner”(119 reviews)
“cultural tour”(108 reviews)
Te Vara Nui Village is the Cultural Centre of the Cook Islands offering 3 amazing products: a 2.5 hour VILLAGE TOUR offering a full authentic journey into our past, a Stunning Over-Water Night Show and first class Island/Western fusion buffet...more
Rarotonga, Muri, Cook Islands
+682 24 006
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the Vegas of Rarotonga. The colour, the music, the movement all make this amazing. Fabulous cocktails and great food complete a real experience. This is a reall asset to Rarotonga. Don't leave without seeing it!!!!

Thank bossyannie
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Truly BEAUTIFUL & MESMERISING show; every single costume was beautiful and had me captivated from beginning to end! The dancers were AMAZING and knew how to keep the crowd hyped up and the drums of the pacific were just chilling to the bone and made...More

Thank Angus T
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good show, nice people, friendly and better food than expected. Over priced on the drinks though the service was good.

Thank bobf9797
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was lovely, the gardens are amazing, the show is quite fun and a great family show, the food is actually really good, much better than I expected for a buffet.

Thank DonnaM4610
Reviewed 4 days ago

This combination brief history lesson, cultural introduction, buffet dinner, rowdy music and dance show is very professionally put together and great fun. It was one of the absolute highlights of our visits to Rarotonga. We learned a lot, ate really well, and enjoyed fantastic entertainment....More

Thank TLDinPortland
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic top class show and a really yummy buffet, Had my hens night here and had a really great night, we were all impressed!

Thank ClaudetteR17
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hosts are welcoming, the buffet moves quickly and has a great selection of food fitting for the cultural experience. The dancing was entertaining and gorgeous to watch amidst a beautiful backdrop that is Te Vara Nui Village. Loved the story which was portrayed.

Thank Anahera K
Reviewed 1 week ago

there was 8 of us travelling. the food for dinner was superb even my fu ssy 13 year old loved the food. The show was excellent.

Thank 1travelfun22
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lovely Ruth welcomed us with a glass of bubbles, Jack then made a grand entrance and welcomed us into the village! A beautiful setting, with nice gardens and paths to thatched houses, the spoke to us about their history, how to use nature for...More

Thank TreenaS18
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early for the village tour which is full of very interesting facts on migration, history and culture of the Cook Islands, and Rarotonga in particular. Quite good local food and plenty of it. Bar service also available. Plenty of traditional dancing on the island...More

Thank Kevin R
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10 February 2018|
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Response from artbytes2017 |
I've been reading more. Evidentally, there are coupons in brochures around the island for a discount on the dinner, etc. I guess you just have to look for them when you arrive.
2 August 2017|
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Response from Peter A | Reviewed this property |
Hi just looked it up as couldn't remember. Family 4 = 2 adults + 2 children (6-11 yrs) $290.00 Family 5 = 2 adults + 3 children $316.00 Children 6-11 years $49 5 and under = free of charge Adults $109.00 per person Hope... More
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5 April 2017|
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Response from Nicole S | Reviewed this property |
Apparently it's busy each night it's on. We went on a Saturday night only because it was the only night we could go.