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“great night”(216 reviews)
“buffet dinner”(122 reviews)
“cultural tour”(110 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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All reviews great night buffet dinner cultural tour cook islands dinner show island night fire dancers dance show sushi local dishes great buffet island history food was amazing audience participation island food new zealand well worth the money
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a very slick operation. The food was great and ‘the story’ very professional. This is a must do when visiting Rarotonga

Thank GlendaS_11
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been to a lot of "authentic" Cook Island cultural performances in my time and this was definitely NOT one of them. For a show and buffet meal I thought $120 was over the top some motels do the same for around $50-$60. You have...More

Thank SpasifikM
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this experience. The tour of the village was very informative and the buffet was super yummy. The show was spectacular in every way. We all had an awesome time.

Thank Trek780754
Reviewed 3 days ago

This show is to be congratulated for its professionalism. Fabulous meal as well. As the other reviewers have said everything ran very well. They all made themselves available to the crowd afterwards and they must have been exhausted. Well done guys you deserve a 5...More

Thank Shona M
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a wonderful nights entertainment! A beautiful, entertaining, highly professional show! We were picked up in the open-air bus ($10 return per adult) and because of the location of our accommodation, had a trip almost right around the Island. Great fun!! We chose the dinner...More

Thank Margie I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Everything organised very well. We were picked up outside our resort and taken straight to the venue. Meal was well done considering over 300 guests to feed before the show. The Dancers were great and the story behind the show was very well conveyed. A...More

Thank Marion B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well organised evening with great food and an impressive show. The dancers were entertaining and energetic with colorful costumes. The show did leave a favorable impression on us

Thank Doug C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was easy, we were picked up by a shuttle bus, and taken to the venue, drink upon arrival, then we were taken around the site and given some lessons on the island history etc, this was very well done Dinner was buffet style and...More

Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent performance, great food and a really awesome atmosphere. We had a great night, such an amazing experience

Thank seasoakedheart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went to the Saturday night show and it was amazing!!! The food was great , as was the desert and the dancing and band was spectacular!! We will definately be back next time we come back to raro.

Thank Coastal393866
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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.