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Tamaki Maori Village Evening Cultural Experience

Product ID: 18021
Immerse yourself in the traditional Maori way of life during this interactive and entertaining evening experience with dinner at Tamaki Maori Village on the outskirts of Rotorua.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Complimentary hotel pick up from central Rotorua accommodation
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy an evening experience in an authentic Maori village
  • Learn about ancient Maori traditions and ways of life
  • Witness the Ceremony of Welcome and enjoy cultural performances
  • Savour a traditional hangi feast, cooked beneath the ground on hot stones
Full description
Experience the warmth of the Maori people with an evening of ceremonial rituals, cultural performances, storytelling, and hangi feasting at Tamaki Maori Village. Complimentary pick up and drop off from Rotorua accommodation available. 

Warriors emerge from the forest by canoe to perform the powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome that allows visitors safe passage into the village. As you wander beneath the stunning forest canopy, the pre-European village is alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone. See haka, poi, tattooing, carving, and arts of warrior training. 

Watch as the earth is carefully scraped away to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining on the traditional hangi buffet feast! The evening ends with the Poroporoaki (official closing ceremony) before you are returned to your Rotorua accommodation.
  • 3.5-hour Maori cultural experience (including performances)
  • Pick-up and drop off at Rotorua accommodation
  • Traditional hangi dinner and dessert buffet feast
  • Interactive village tour
  • Cultural performances
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring a warm jacket, sensible footwear and your camera!
• Wheelchair and pram accessible; high chairs available
• Special dietary requirements catered for upon request, please advise at the time of booking
• Licensed bar available, drinks available for purchase at additional cost
• Complimentary pick-up and drop off available to Rotorua accommodation only
• Note that the listed start time indicates the show time. Your pick-up time will be approximately 30 to 50 minutes earlier than the show time listed on your voucher to allow for transport to the show venue
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 297 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Everything was wonderful. First of all, there was a misunderstanding with the pick up hour. I understood they were coming at 5pm, but they came to the hotel earlier, so I lost the van. I phoned them and they solved the problem booking me for the following show. The show was amazing, we learned a lot about Maori culture and uses. And the dinner was delicious.

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January 23, 2020

Great atmosphere it has been a few years since I last experienced your Tamaki tours. The changes I saw were mostly positive however, when ever I have attended a Powhare, including yours, the emotion I feel can be overwhelming when the kuhia welcomes us with a karinga on this occassion that did not happen. My first experience with your company was in the early 1990's with small settings and people attending to their individual areas. You have come a long way since then congratulations.

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January 14, 2020

The trip was well planed all staff were friendly, it was done in a fun but educational way which kept you interested all aspects of the night were perfect for us . I done this show 18 years ago and thought it was good then but you have improved it it so many ways it’s more hands on now and you feel part of it well done

January 12, 2020

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Product ID: 18021