Ko Tane The Maori Experience

Ko Tane The Maori Experience



9 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

23 Cultural Experiences

86 Christchurch



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masterok's avatar



Ranking: 1/10

Lets see where do i start. I visited this place this week. Firstly the groups are over crowded. Our tour consisted of 40-50 ppl. You hardly could hear or take proper pictures with all the people blocking the view. There is no history told. You are being brought like cattle into this place, quickly running through the "decoration" village without proper explanation of what is going on, and inside the covered area where show part takes place. Again with poor introduction and poor explanation show starts. Show group is very young and unprofessional. Reminded a school play which was poor organized. Giggling, unhappy faces, no synchronization. 1 out of 10 for the show. Also make a note that no video allowed although photos were but setting for them is so poor that there was no point of taking them. If you would show your pictures to someone without telling what was in them, they would ask if its a Flintstones play in highschool.

The price - 135$. Is it worth it? Absolutely not. I would price it at most 45$ + 20$ for dinner. Dinner was ok with soup and mussels but nothing special and pretty tasteless , i think i would be better of eating elsewhere but was not offered a no dinner option.

If you look at the websites photographs, you will see all these nice pictures of authentic and personal experience. Well it is nothing like that and i can easily call it a misadvertising. Its not just nothing like in pictures, its completely not like that.

If you want some Maori experience, do not go to this place. I guarantee you will get more information from watching youtube videos. If you are considering this place, dont.

I talked to few people from the group and they all felt the same way - it was overpriced and reminded an unprofessional, unorganized teenage play.

This is an honest and not biased review of this place. I am, and many others, were absolutely disappointed.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

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Chris's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Would like to have had some older people in the show to make it more believable.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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ComputerDilo's avatar



Ranking: 10/10

Brilliant show - entertaining and fun. Dinner is good value and great quality (best steak I had in New Zealand) and the reserve tour afterwards was well done too. Got to see Kiwi close up and lots of other natives.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

RogerW's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 8/10

The meal may seem plenty but it was rather rushed. Also the entree was not vegeterian. How ever the Maori show was excellent - especially if you join in the dances.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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straw64's avatar


New Zealand

Ranking: 3/10

This was a dissapointing experience, not in the class or anywhere near the North Island Cultural attractions.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

Sompong111's avatar



Ranking: 9/10

I recently visited the Maori show, it was excellent, very good explnation of early culture and living, mixed with modern day performance, the chief of the maori has authentic stately bearing, and friendly interaction performers with audience, one of the best things I visited in NZ, great value for price

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Rebekah Holbrook


Ranking: 6/10

Bit to expensive for what you get. Plus you can't take pics or video of Maori dance. Very interesting though. I got to see kiwi's!

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Wayne Best

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Pretty good, meal afterwards and everything. Little village that you walk through.

Reviewed over 12 years ago