1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Plenty Region
  3. Rotorua
  4. Te Puia

Te Puia Maori Cultural Evening Experience with Hangi Dinner

Product ID: 167172
Experience a one-of-a-kind evening feast of Maori storytelling, entertainment, and cuisine at Te Puia. Watch a Maori concert, enjoy authentic food and drinks, and marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the geothermal valley under lights.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

Pickup from your accommodation in central Rotorua.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Taste an exquisite Maori dinner prepared in the traditional hangi style
  • Watch mesmerizing cultural performances of traditional storytelling and entertainment
  • Be awed by the geothermal valley of Te Pula and see the erupting Pohutu Geyser
Full description
Get a deeper understanding of Maori traditions and enjoy unforgettable sights at Te Puia Maori Village. Receive a warm welcome at a traditionally-carved marae (meeting house) and take part in an exquisite Maori feast prepared in the traditional hangi method of cooking food using heated rocks buried in a pit oven. 

Be enthralled by cultural performances and traditional storytelling, participate in the graceful dance, try the ferocious haka war dance and more. Then, climb aboard a motorized waka (vehicle) and journey Through the Valley Under Lights. Be awed by the magical sights of Te Puia's geothermal valley, and disembark in front of the Pohutu Geyser to enjoy a hot drink as your guide shares traditional Maori stories.

≤strong>Sample Menu:

• Entree: Mussels, corn on the cob, dips and traditional rewana bread
• Main: Hangi-cooked meats, vegetables, salads, soups, seafood, pasta, curry, breads, and dips
• Dessert: Pavlova, steamed pudding, custard, chocolate-dipped cream puffs, ice-cream, trifle, or mousse
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, if option booked
  • Entrance ticket to Te Puia
  • Traditional Maori welcome
  • 45-minute cultural performance
  • Reveal of the hangi
  • Hangi-cooked buffet dinner and dessert
  • Guided tour Through the Valley Under Lights
  • Hot chocolate by Pohutu Geyser
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks

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Meeting point

State Highway 5, Hemo Road, Rotorua. There is plenty of free car parking onsite, and Rotorua bus route 11 runs from the i-SITE information center on Arawa Street. Tickets can be purchased from the i-SITE.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Infants under 4 years can enter for free and sit on their parents' lap
• Complimentary hotel transfers can be arranged from central Rotorua, subject to availability
• Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available for dinner. Please advise of any dietary requirements on booking
• The minimum drinking age in New Zealand is 18 years old and a range of drinks are available to purchase, including wine, beer, juices, tea, and coffee
• This activity is wheelchair accessible. Please advise at time of booking if assistance is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Lovely dinner and beautiful song and dance

We enjoyed very much the hangi dinner with lots of delicious food to choose from. It was all well organised and the haka song and dance was beautiful. We were also lucky to see the geysers in full action. It is although very “setup” for tourists so if you expect authentic Maori people living in their houses then don’t go here.

February 7, 2019

there is so much food! of all kinds. I was initially worried as I can be a picky enter but there really is something there for everyone. from soups to salad to a variety if hot food. performances were incredible too, only thing is that the hall is flat and there are SO many people there and so it could be hard to see if you are in the back. kids did get to sit up front however which was nice to see. overall such an incredible experience

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January 28, 2019

It was an informative evening with an exciting performance of the Maori culture.

March 7, 2020

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Product ID: 167172