Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua

4.5
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. Use our Rotorua day trip app to visit Tamaki Maori Village on your trip to Rotorua, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Tamaki Maori Village Reviews

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  • A great place to take your overseas visitors. A great learning experience, well worth the cost. The “village” is situated in a grove of mature totara and is comprised of several small whare. In...  more »
  • From the time we were collected at our hotel, we enjoyed our whole evening - partly due to our coach driver / guide who was a hoot. Excellent food selection and very interesting tours with the chance....  more »
  • My wife and I went on the excursion to this attraction and had a fantastic time. They showed us the hangi as well as talking about Maori traditions and explained their life. They put on a fantastic....  more »
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  • Great Experience. Our group did the night tour and we all enjoyed the tour very much. It’s a very touristy affair but I guess this is as close a Maori experience as one can expect these days. Very informative and fun villagers, great performance and entertaining bus drivers. The feast at the end of the show is incredible.
  • Absolutely loved this experience. Out of everything I’ve done in New Zealand this was by far the highlight of my trip. It was fascinating with many different aspects to jam pack the experience. Highly recommend
  • Had a great night, everyone was so welcoming, food was amazing! But most importantly the bus ride home took the cake, bus driver was hilarious. I highly recommend this experience!
  • Really informative and fun. Funny, friendly, intelligent hosts,Welcoming experience. Good food, plenty to see. If you go to a session where food is provided, try to inter t with a stranger at the dinner table. In the spirit of the day.
  • I went with 3 Japanese friends and would recommend it to other tourists who want a snapshot of Maori culture. The folk involved are very passionate about sharing their culture and put on a great night. The entertainment was great, the food was awesome and it was a winner all round. Well done Tamaki Village Tours!!

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