This amazing Maori village experience was rated one of the top 10 tours in the world in 2019!
You'll be picked up from your Rotorua hotel and travel about 15 minutes to Tamaki Maori Village, situated deep within 200-year old native Tawa forest. En route, a humourous guide will prepare you for your authentic Maori hangi dinner and share protocol for visiting the marae (meeting grounds).
Upon arrival, hear frightening cries of welcome and experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) given by a proud descendent of New Zealand's ancient warriors, the Maori. As you then enter the village, you'll pass traditional whare (houses) with crackling open fires and hear classic instruments. Enjoy this rare opportunity to observe a re-enactment of daily activities and traditional arts and crafts typical of a pre-European Maori village.
Once at the wharenui (meeting house), you'll see a powerful performance featuring the haka song and dance. Then, it is time for your hangi feast - dig into slow-cooked meat and vegetables roasted in underground earthen ovens plus delicious desserts. Afterwards, you will be returned to your hotel in Rotorua.
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Free pick-up is available from your Rotorua hotel at 5:00 pm.
Please note that we do not pick up from residential areas.
Maori Village location: Tamaki Village, 1070 State Highway 5, Tumunui, New Zealand
3-course traditional hangi buffet meal featuring slow-cooked meat and vegetables and dessert.
Vegetarian options are available, please advise at the time of booking if required.
Licensed bar available, drinks available for purchase at additional cost.
Child ticket: Ages 5 - 9 years
Youth ticket: Ages 10 - 15 years
Infants under 4 years of age can take part in this activity for free.
Tamaki Maori Village Rotorua is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs must be collapsible and have removable wheels. Passengers using wheelchairs must be accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
What to bring:
Upon booking this product, you will receive confirmation in the form of a tour voucher.
Please print the voucher and present it on the day of the tour.
The tour operator's contact details are included on the tour voucher.