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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

The night show and dinner is so well organised. They offer pick up and drop off from/to accommodation, and yummy food. Great way to try the local cuisine. The over the water show is really good, they've obviously been doing this a long time and...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous buffet, great selections of food with fusion of traditional and European favourites. Felt perhaps a little bit over priced at $109 per adult and I know you can see similar shows on the island for quite a lot less. However, the village itself is...More

Thank 699arianas
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here part way through holiday. Good setting and nice food and the show was good too. The price is a bit steep when compared to other cultural nights that we felt were on a par. Still worth a visit.

Thank jjkiwi
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy pick up service to get to the destination. The staff were a wee bit slow and with the drinks and at times got the order wrong but we put that down to being busy. The performance was mesmerising and sucked you in completely. The...More

Thank hannahlawrence49
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great family night out, loved the cook island car wash which my daughter was involved in as we were celebrating her 21st. The show was amazing and the story behind it was beautiful The food was to die for and the service was amazing. The...More

Thank crystal1890
Reviewed 5 days ago

A great evening started with a warm welcome and a glass of bubbles before we were led off in to the village. There we learnt the history of the island and its culture before heading back for dinner. There was a great selection of food...More

Thank Twin69
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing experience! We started off with paying the little extra & doing the cultural experience before the meal & show & it was well worth it, it is extremely informative & entertaining. When we were seated we were worried we wouldn't be able...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe you've seen a presentation like this before, maybe not. A van/bus brings onto the property with other expectant patrons, then you get seated with guests from other countries. Great conversations ensue! Your meal starts with hot clam chowder, then a buffet-style dinner with many...More

Thank goldmustang
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were picked up from the Edgewater resort in a converted truck with seating for 30, a rattled our way around the island to the village where we were herded in to the bar for a glass of bubbles or juice and accounts were settled....More

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an absolute must do! We almost didn’t go as the cost is relatively high, but it is sooo worth it! Dinner was amazing, couldn’t even manage dessert as was so full but it looked great. And the show was awesome. Our 6yo daughter...More

Thank SarahE4158
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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
Dion N
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.