Te Vara Nui Village, Muri

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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  • We aren't much for "touristy" attractions when we travel. I know a lot of tropical destinations offer all sorts of island dance nights with mediocre food and clumsy choreography, but we have fallen co...  more »
  • This was the highlight of our trip , every thing they did was fantastic from the cultural tour to the food,food service,show and transport. To be shown around by the best in the business was an honour...  more »
  • Not cheap but I'm old enough to realize that we get what we pay for. The show was engaging and the food decent. It's an easy walk for anyone staying in Muri. I would recommend the Te Vara Nui Village.  more »
  • My second time to see the show. The food is still incredible but the host was in such a rush, she was not engaged with the audience and rattled off her lines like a tortured school kid. A shame. The staff eager to close up as soon as the show finished, pretty much pulling our glasses from our hands. What was once a great experience is now all about the money.
  • A most enjoyable cultural experience and meal. A very professional show
  • We did the combo extravaganza and I highly recommend the combo. We learnt so much of Maori's culture through the cultural village tour. The tour talked about Maori's ships, fishing, herbal medicines, dance and of course the usage of coconut. The dinner buffet covers all kinds of cuisine, but do try the local dishes. They are the best! The open water show was equally impressive and very interactive at the end.
  • This is listed as a hotel but it is not. It is a very well done cultural attraction and show.
  • We took the show+dinner. From the moment you arrive the attention is very good, the show is beautiful and a lot of options for dinner are given, but I think it is the least you should receive for the price you pay.
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