Te Vara Nui Village, Muri

Explore one of Rarotonga's finest cultural attractions at Te Vara Nui Village, which caters to tourists and offers three activities in one visit. Take a village tour and learn about the natives' history and beliefs. Watch or join demonstrations explaining fishing, navigation, cooking, and the process of creating traditional dance costumes. In the evening, check out the over-water show that tells legendary stories performed by the village's best dancers and musicians. The last part of your great Cooks Island experience is a multicultural buffet dining experience on floating stages. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Muri holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Te Vara Nui Village and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Great food, Great Setting, Awesome show. Loved everything about it. Definitely worth the money and if I am ever back I'd go watch it again.  more »
  • Amazing show and amazing night. It was so worth the experience. It was something planned last minute and my partner and I were so lucky we got a some seats as this show gets booked out quite fast and ...  more »
  • This place was amazing, the evening started out with a quick talk about how the place came about, all staff were friendly, and amazing cocktails. We were seated at a large table with other visitors, b...  more »
  • My second time to see the show. The food is still incredible but the host was in such a rush, she was not engaged with the audience and rattled off her lines like a tortured school kid. A shame. The staff eager to close up as soon as the show finished, pretty much pulling our glasses from our hands. What was once a great experience is now all about the money.
  • We did the combo extravaganza and I highly recommend the combo. We learnt so much of Maori's culture through the cultural village tour. The tour talked about Maori's ships, fishing, herbal medicines, dance and of course the usage of coconut. The dinner buffet covers all kinds of cuisine, but do try the local dishes. They are the best! The open water show was equally impressive and very interactive at the end.
  • This was the most amazing experience we had in Rarotonga. Certainly something I HIGHLY recommend for anyone visiting Rarotonga. It costs about $109 NZD but you get an unforgettable show from the amazing dancers and drummers after you eat at the massive buffet with food that will take you over the edge for taste and presentation. This is certainly a place to take the family for a treat on a Saturday night or a date with your partner. Either way you WON'T be disappointed.
  • A well deserved 5 stars. The place it the perfect example of going the extra mile to be a great tourism attraction. Beautiful gardens and placement is perfect. The layout of the show is perfect with great views for all.
  • Great night, good food and entertainment. A lot of fun.
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