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Tamaki Maori Village, Hangi and Show

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    • Adults (16+)
    • Children (5-15)
    • Infants (0-4)
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Easy to book – easy to cancel – easy to change
    • Book early and receive discounts
    • Price same or lower than local rates
    • Best hand-picked operators
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily

    Duration

    4.5 hours

    Start Time

    Show Times:
    Show Times during Winter:
    Show 1: 6:15pm
    Show 2: 5:30pm
    Show 3: 7:30pm
    Show Times during Summer:
    Show 1: 6.15pm
    Show 2: 7.30pm
    Show 3: 5.30pm
    (Please note show time will be confirmed at the time of booking depending on availability (i.e. Show 2 and 3 only operate if Show 1 is fully booked).

    Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels in Rotorua City, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, you pass them onto the operator when you are ready.
    Hotel pick-ups begin approx. 90 minutes prior to show time.

    If you are staying outside the boundary of Rotorua City, please make your way to the Tamaki Maori Village booking office: 1220 Hinemaru Street, Central Rotorua 3010.

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Rotorua

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview
    One of the must-do things while you are in Rotorua is to visit a Hangi or a Maori Concert. One of the best places to showcase this ancient Maori tradition is the award-winning Tamaki Maori Village. Journey back in time to a pre-European lifestyle of customs and traditions. Enjoy the night’s festivities as you are treated to a banquet of succulent foods cooked the traditional Maori way in a hangi (earth oven). Get fascinated by the Maori village as it comes alive to the sound and activities of tribal songs, dances, myths and legends.

    Itinerary

    Travel to the Tamaki Heritage Maori Village for an evening of entertainment and cultural discovery. En route to this pre-European village set deep within the forest, your guide will instruct you on the rules and protocol for visiting the marae (village).

    Arrive at the Tamaki Maori Village.

    Participate in the traditional Maori welcome. A chief is selected, a song learnt and the eerie cry of the welcome is heard before entering into a world of ancient Maori and proud warriors. Set out on a guided tour of the Maori village. Watch a cultural programme of traditional Maori haka, songs and dances.

    Later, enjoy a traditional Hangi (earth oven) buffet dinner in the food house (Wharekai). The food is cooked slowly beneath the ground in earthen ovens.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Rotorua.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Transfers to Tamaki Maori Village
    • Traditional Maori welcome
    • Guided tour through a pre-European Village
    • Traditional Hangi meal (buffet)
    • Cultural performance
    Exclusions
    • Beverages
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Please note show time will be confirmed at the time of booking depending on availability (i.e. Show 2 and 3 only operate if Show 1 is fully booked.

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this ). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Pick-ups begin approximately 90 minutes prior to show time.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised  activity to reconfirm.

  • Customer Reviews

    • tamaki village

      excellent

      Caryl Carson, New Zealand, 08/Mar/2012
    • Great Maori Experience

      The Maori Experience was amazing. From the moment you are picked up from your hotel the fun starts. We had a really enthusiastic driver who told us what to expect and made the journey t...

      Mr PJ Black, United Kingdom, 01/Mar/2012
    • Loved it!!!

      Absolutely brilliant! From the time we were picked up from our accommodation we were impressed with our guides and the professionalism of the whole organisation. We went away very impre...

      Andrew Rodney Blow, Australia, 25/Nov/2011

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