Tamaki Maori Village (Office Only), Rotorua

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Discover Maori culture at Tamaki Maori Village (Office Only), 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 (Office Only) on your trip to Rotorua, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Kia Ora! I’ve been to the Maori village today and it was such a great experience. We had a funny bus driver who was able to keep the whole bus laughing all the time. After a great show and practicing ...  more »
  • Really enjoyed our evening at Tamaki - right from being picked up by our lovely bus driver Aroha. The village offers an authentic experience and a real interesting insight into Maori culture. The warr...  more »
  • Gotta go here - great insight into life of Maori and we had a great meal - loved everything about it -  more »
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  • Very interesting and educational. Definitely recommended for anyone who is interested in learning about the Maori culture and its history. Also recommend volunteering to be your tribes chief if you have an opportunity (you'll understand once you get there). It sounds scary but it's a lot of fun and let's you participate in a lot of fun activities. Kia Ora to my friends out there!
  • I'd read a lot of reviews about Tamaki, many good, some bad, and as a result had mild expectations. I was expecting it to be a little cheesy, a bit of a tourist trap. I was wrong. Of course it exists primarily for tourism, but there is something to be gained here. The passion of the performances was impressive. The staff were very funny, friendly and knowledgable. The food was good, also better than I expected. And most importantly, I walked away from this with a deeper appreciation for Maori language and culture, which is why I came in the first place.
  • The staff and crew of Tamaki Maori Village offer an educational cultural experience that immerses the audience into the village presentations. From the pick-up to the drop off at the hotel, we learned, participated, ate and sang along with the Maori. Great time!
  • Amazing experience, enjoyable from hotel pickup to drop off. Our driver on pickup was so entertaining, the Mauri experience was so informative,entertaining and enjoyable. We loved every minute.
  • 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

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