Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua

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Discover Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village, offering an interactive experience designed to both entertain and educate foreign visitors. Nestled in a forest on the outskirts of Rotorua, this award-winning attraction allows you to learn about a native culture in existence long before the arrival of the Europeans. The immersive experience takes you on a journey through the major events in Maori history, revealing details about the native peoples' arts, traditions, and religious customs. Once the powerful song, dance, and storytelling performances conclude, you can take part in the traditional hangi meal, consisting of meat and vegetables steam-cooked on hot stones. To visit Tamaki Maori Village on your holiday in Rotorua, and find out what else Rotorua has to offer, use our Rotorua vacation route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    A great way to understand the Maori culture, be introduced to the Haka ceremony, and have a taste of Hangi. Our driver, Wallace, also made all the difference on our trip as he was entertaining and fun...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Rotorua Maori village a lot. I know I get knockout Maori village price a bit expensive though the traditional Maori culture certainly seems to be able to experience. I'm thinking that too well. Bus tour, the Maori dance, songs, games, performances, port machine cuisine buffet 3 hours was worth the money at all, the program that is in progress! If you want authentic Maori village tour, Tamaki Maori village for three to choose ^ ^
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  • August 15, 2017
    Great way to know Maori culture And beautiful Hangi ! If you are male you will enjoy learning Hakka And really funny buss driver  more »
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  • Tamaki has won multiple tourism awards and continuously adds extra things to the village itself. The staff in all areas are passionate about what they do and visitors / tourists get a whole experience of Maori culture, food, language, traditional arts and crafts,an experience of how the old Maori villages looked and food cooked in the earth oven tradition. It is great value for money
  • Fantastic experience, would absolutely recommend. Informative, interesting and interactive experience with a really good fresh buffet style dinner. A great way to learn about Maori history and culture and have a fun evening.
  • It's a very touristy thing to do, but the effort and cultural value you get from this experience makes for a very positive experience. All of the staff work very hard to teach about their culture and ancestry, which really shows. The bonus is that the food was also great. I don't think veggies have ever tasted so good!
  • A office of Tamaki Maori village. And also a gathering point to go to actual Maori village. Waiting lounge is really relaxing and has awesome modified chopper bike. 😍
  • value for money. fantastic cultural experience on history, protocal etc and interactive. Great execution of events from tour bus ...venue and return

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