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Tamaki Maori Village

1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
+64 7-349 2999
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
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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 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!
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1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved the experience starting from pick up to Drop off back at the end of the evening. The bus driver was fantastic gentle giant who amused all the way and made sure everyone felt welcomed. The whole experience and meals were good and kids...More

Thank Randeep S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a excellent night. It gave you a insight to the traditional Maori life and the staff were extremely friendly. The performances were well done and the Hangi food was amazing with plenty on offer for all.

Thank Helen R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We experienced the evening show and dinner, came because we had some overseas visitors and were showing them around. The experience was fantastic from the pickup at our motel, to the welcome, cultural shows and hangi dinner. What a great concept!

Thank lorsnsteve
Reviewed 2 days ago

There are so many places in and around Rotorua and we have been to them all. Tamaki Maori Village has to be the most organised, professional experience we have ever attended in New Zealand. For the price of a ticket, we left feeling overwhelmed.

Thank Stella B
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an amazing cultural experience, very organized, awesome interactions and food. Only thing I would add is a space for women to dance too.

Thank pedroguasti
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fantastic evening out with our 2 kids aged 7 and 9 and 14yo nephew. Would definitely recommend the evening tour which includes a hangi. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Gen H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kia Ora. Our kids enjoyed the inactive talks that the staff provided us with and managed to participate in. The bus driver was enjoyable educating us in all the different languages he was able to say Kia ora in. I felt that the dinner was...More

Thank Petrina Q
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were put led up from our hotel and taken on a 15 minute trip to the village. It has been set up as an educational fun visit, with a view to learning about the traditions and lives of the Maori. After a traditional welcome,...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We pre booked this on line before arriving in New Zealand. Very well organised , our driver arrived at appointed pick up place on time and was very friendly and funny Transfer coach equally efficient On entering the village you have a traditional welcome then...More

Thank enaid035
Reviewed 4 days ago

We learned a lot about Maori culture and had a great time with the activities. The hosts were friendly and ready to answer questions and pose for photos. The food was pretty good!

Thank hlsbailey
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15 January 2018|
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Response from Max M | Reviewed this property |
Each daily visit includes between 3 and 4 full shuttles divided in groups, and logistics in the visit to Tamaki is very efficient, so it does not affect your experience. It is the best and more cost/efficient way to know the... More
Jacqualine O
23 August 2017|
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Response from bluestingray | Reviewed this property |
Hey Jacqueline, There were no infants on our particular tour. I don't have children myself, but I didn't feel that there was anything obvious on the tour that would be inappropriate for a 3 1/2 year old. If your child is... More
maria e
30 June 2017|
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Response from Daniel F | Reviewed this property |
Best option is to stay a night or 2 in rotorua. You can fly up but probably cheaper to get a Mana or Intercity bus. They will pick you up from your accommodation in rotorua and drop you off after the performance.