Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua

Nightlife · Historic Site
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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  • Fascinating tour with an experienced guide who gave us insights into the village’s history and current life as a living village. A real eye opener!  more »
  • I didn’t really have too much idea of what I had booked I just wanted my kids to have a cultural experience. I was nervous that they wouldn’t enjoy it but what a fantastic night! We loved absolutely....  more »
  • We visited Tamaki Maori Village with our 5yr old and loved every minute! They were very accommodating, we were very well fed and well entertained all night. Miss 5 loves feeding the eels and we loved....  more »
  • 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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