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Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Discovery & Hangi Feast

by Tamaki Tours Duration 3h 30m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is NZ$130
Amazing! 4.8/5 Wotif Guest Rating View all 42 Wotif Verified Reviews

Experience the authentic Tamaki Maori village nestled in the lush Rotorua forest. Discover the unique culture, customs and traditions of the Maori people, then feast on a delicious 3-course Hangi-cooked meal and witness the traditional Maori war cry, the famous Haka dance.

Upon arrival at the Tamaki Maori village, get a taste of what the evening holds as you watch the powhiri – an ancient welcoming ceremony. Observe customs and traditions from days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, warrior training, carving and demonstrations of ancient culinary styles.

The appointed chief unearths your dinner, which has been carefully packed in baskets and placed below hot stones in the Hangi pit. Indulge in a time-honoured Maori practice, the sharing of food, with this delicious three-course feast featuring prime New Zealand lamb, vegetables, seafood, mouthwatering desserts and more.

At the ancestral Meeting House, Maori performers entertain you with action songs, the Poi dance and the famous Haka – a Maori war dance with vigorous movements, stamping of the feet and facial contortions that reveal the whites of the eyes while the dancers stick out their tongues.

The evening ends with the Poroporoaki closing ceremony, featuring wonderful Waiata (songs) and Whaikorero (speeches).

Experience the authentic Tamaki Maori village nestled in the lush Rotorua forest. Discover the unique culture, customs and traditions of the Maori people, then feast on a delicious 3-course Hangi-cooked meal and witness the traditional Maori war cry, the famous Haka dance.

Upon arrival at the Tamaki Maori village, get a taste of what the evening holds as you watch the powhiri – an ancient welcoming ceremony. Observe customs and traditions from days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, warrior training, carving and demonstrations of ancient culinary styles.

The appointed chief unearths your dinner, which has been carefully packed in baskets and placed below hot stones in the Hangi pit. Indulge in a time-honoured Maori practice, the sharing of food, with this delicious three-course feast featuring prime New Zealand lamb, vegetables, seafood, mouthwatering desserts and more.

At the ancestral Meeting House, Maori performers entertain you with action songs, the Poi dance and the famous Haka – a Maori war dance with vigorous movements, stamping of the feet and facial contortions that reveal the whites of the eyes while the dancers stick out their tongues.

The evening ends with the Poroporoaki closing ceremony, featuring wonderful Waiata (songs) and Whaikorero (speeches).

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6:15 PM, Cultural Experience in English, includes Food Only

Duration 3h 30m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
NZ$130

Total price is NZ$130, taxes included

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Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Discovery & Hangi Feast

Activity Location

Rotorua 3010

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Rotorua City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    1220 Hinemaru Street

    Rotorua 3010


Highlights

  • Discovering unique Maori heritage, culture & customs

  • Ancient Powhiri welcoming ritual with Hongi greeting

  • Living Maori Village & view the lifting of the Hangi

  • Traditional Hangi Buffet & Poroporoaki closing ceremony

  • Authentic & expressive cultural performance


Inclusions

  • Tamaki Maori Cultural Experience

  • Admission fees

  • Dinner and dessert

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your Rotorua hotel

  • Live tour commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Rotorua hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.


Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Discovery & Hangi Feast ratings based on 42 Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

4.8 out of 5

5/5 Apr 30, 2018

Wonderful and eduacational experience - the welcome ceremony was a real highlight(and a little frightening!) but our driver, the little village, the performances were all great! Thank you!