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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...more
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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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+64 7-349 2999
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent bus driver who taught us mauri words on route. Definitely worth going at night as very atmospheric. Taken around the ‘village’ and shown how life was for them with skills, crafts etc. Enjoyed mauri greeting, shown how they cook food underground and then entertained...More

Thank StephenW2768
Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked 25 staff on the tour for an early Christmas function. Lady and Sarah took care of our booking ensuring our evening ran smoothly. Bar zazu at the millennium was a perfect gathering place for a long cocktail and a 2 minutes walk to...More

Thank Luvinspoonful
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here, the entertainment is fun and moderately educational. The food at the Hangi wss good and all in all a good evening.

Thank BrightcutOne
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sorry but I wanted a different title than the usual but at the end of the evening that's kinda how we felt. Was concerned if we'd get value for our money as we were budget travelling. Collected at our motel by the extremely friendly driver...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Bus driver provided info on what to expect and some basic Maori words. We had to choose our chief before arriving. We had a formal welcome before the chief lead us in the village. We had an insight on their tattoos, learning, games and the...More

Thank sarahjG4639DI
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were collected from the Tamaki office by our driver JR and he gave us some information about the structure of the evening and the customs that we would experience. We had to choose a Chief before we arrived at the village, who would participate...More

Thank RachDLH
Reviewed 5 days ago

The guides were incredibly friendly, taking our questions and making us part of the tour. Very informative and such a beautiful culture. The food was delicious and bountiful, all you can eat. Would recommend.

Thank gdeluna02
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was overall disappointed with the Tamaki experience. Heavily commercialized, the trip started with an awkward tour bus experience narrated by a guide who seemed to somewhat trivialize the Maori culture in his exposition. This is not a real village and the "chief" presented as...More

Thank seanmcelroy
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a wonderful evening, filled with history, culture and entertainment. The experience does not compare and will hold a special place in my heart for many years to come.

Thank beccaydwi
Reviewed 6 days ago

My mother and enjoyed had an incredible experience at Tamaki. Booking was easy and staff were friendly and helpful over the phone. Our bus driver, Davey, was so friendly and effortlessly entertained, informed, and amused the whole group. I was somewhat expecting the whole thing...More

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rms74
6 November 2018|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Kia ora, it is best to book as early as possible as Jan - March is our busy season, Nga Mihi nui
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Noopur_Goel
8 October 2018|
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Response from Laurel A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The men participate in the Hakka. The women participate by learning to use POI. Make sure you volunteer!
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Roronoa K
7 October 2018|
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Response from Tamaki-Maori-Village | Property representative |
Bookings are essential, the price is $130 per Adult, this includes transport from our central booking office or your accommodation, traditional welcome ceremony, pre European village tour, powerful cultural performance, and... More
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