Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua

4.5
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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  • If I could give this a minus score I would have, I hated it that much. Unfortunately as I was with a group there was no escape and had to endure it to the bitter end. The wheels on the bus go round an...  more »
  • What a tourist may seem like, they do a respectable job in that it is not. They involve tourists a lot in the activity and getting involved you have a good time and you learn a lot about their culture and past. It is still something prepared for tourists, but I would recommend it as the best way to get to know the Maori people. Very good dinner.
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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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