Rotorua: Tamaki Māori Village Cultural Experience

Rotorua: Tamaki Māori Village Cultural Experience

From $90.67 per person

Immerse yourself in the traditional Maori way of life during this interactive and entertaining experience with dinner at Tamaki Maori Village on the outskirts of Rotorua.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 delicious meal prepared at Tamaki Maori Village
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. Return transport provided from the Gathering Place in Tamaki. 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 the Gathering Place in Tamaki.
Includes
  • 3.5-hour Maori cultural experience (including performances)
  • Transport from meeting point to the Māori Village
  • Traditional hangi buffet feast
  • Interactive village tour
  • Cultural performances
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Please meet at Tamaki Gathering Place, from here you will board a coach and travel 12km south to Tamaki Māori Village

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    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
    • Pickup time from Tamaki Gathering Place is approximately 35-minutes earlier than the show start time to allow for transport to the show venue
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 300 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.6/5
    • Value for money
      4.4/5
    • Safety
      4.8/5
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    It was such an awesome experience, loved the performances, the welcoming at the beginning was so good! The team had such beautiful voices. I tell you, there's only about 10-12 in the group but when you hear them singing....sound like a whole choir!! Amazing! The HANGI was deeeelicious, I swear this was the highlight of our stay in Rotorua and highly recommend it. #KIAORA

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    July 22, 2020

    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

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