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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!
North Island ▷ Rotorua Region ▷ Rotorua
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Was a special experience. But far to expensive for what it is. Price is not justified. Dissapointing. Simply commerce.
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We could be picked up almost anywhere, which was nice. We saw the village, we interacted with the people there and we had a great feast. I recommend this very much.
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The best experience of our holiday until now. The cultural activities and the Hangi, everything was fantastic.
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Fascinating experience but there are so many visitors bussed out there and it is so efficiently run that it taints the authenticity of the experience somewhat.
The Maori Villagers explained about their lifestyle and ways of living in a very interactive way that made the crowd be involved and experience it with them. Very nice driver who waited for us when needed.
Rachael and Nik
Small 'maori' village, a little old, informative. Super touristy, all you can eat buffet was good. Traditional hangi meal.
Good, a bit expensive. Enjoyed the Village and dances mainly.
Great opportunity to get closer to the Maori lifestyle. Nice performance, great food, very interesting.