Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua

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Nightlife · Historic Site
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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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  • We had the most amazing time. Every moment was truly enjoyable & the hosts who shared their knowledge of Māori history & culture were not only enlightening & educational but also heart warming... 
    We had the most amazing time. Every moment was truly enjoyable & the hosts who shared their knowledge of Māori history & culture were not only enlightening & educational but also heart warming...  more »
  • A wonderful evening that felt like it took me back into the ways of old. From the hilarious Hospitality to the engaging education. The interactive games to the breathtaking and awe-inspiring... 
    A wonderful evening that felt like it took me back into the ways of old. From the hilarious Hospitality to the engaging education. The interactive games to the breathtaking and awe-inspiring...  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

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