Te Vara Nui Village, Muri

4.5
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Concert / Show · Performance
Explore one of Rarotonga's finest cultural attractions at Te Vara Nui Village, which caters to tourists and offers three activities in one visit. Take a village tour and learn about the natives' history and beliefs. Watch or join demonstrations explaining fishing, navigation, cooking, and the process of creating traditional dance costumes. In the evening, check out the over-water show that tells legendary stories performed by the village's best dancers and musicians. The last part of your great Cooks Island experience is a multicultural buffet dining experience on floating stages. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Muri holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Te Vara Nui Village and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Awesome cultural experience thoroughly enjoyed it! The food was incredible too! My only downside was seating, we wanted to be in the wings on the sides but sadly missed out. I understand seating is....  more »
  • What can I say but super fantastic. The cultural tour and Village certainly taught you about the history and culture of the Cook Islands. It was fun and very informative. The food for dinner was...  more »
  • Wonderful cultural tour, fantastic food and entertainment. Loved the guides, very knowledgeable, fun and helpful  more »
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  • Excellent experience. We took the full tour which is highly recommended - the speakers were very engaging and entertaining while also very accessible with describing their topics. The dinner was a great opportunity to try a full meal of traditional Cook Islands dishes, which will be a highlight for anyone who likes to explore food. The music/dancing/theatre was also high quality and beautifully staged. The whole experience provided a fantastic context for understanding the Cook Islands way of life during our stay.
  • This show is a must for all .meal included which was excellent ..all guess we're seat to see show which was so amazing I had the most enjoyable evening highly recommend ..the service was of the highest making sure everyone was comfortable had drinks arranging chairs and front seating so everyone one there could see the show . Enough food to go back to full your plate for 2nds
  • Amazing ambience.. Great entertainment and food. Staffs are very friendly and caring. Must do in Raro..
  • An amazing place with excellent historical tours and local entertainment. Wonderful meal provided as part of the tour package. Return Transport also provided. A must do when in Rarotonga.
  • Went for a wedding, superb layout, the show was awesome along with the buffet food selections they had. So beautiful at night for pics...heels are not so great for walking around in as its a gravel path but best to carry jandals 😄

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