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Tamaki Maori Village

Tamaki Booking Office,
1220 Hinemaru St,  Rotorua 3010
PO Box 1492, Rotorua

07 349 2999
07 347 2913
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Tamaki Maori Village - Rotorua

New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience!

 
"BOOKING OFFICE" (Head Office)
 - 1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010 (Meeting Point for guests)

Experience an evening of Ceremonial Ritual, Powerful Cultural Performance, Storytelling and Hangi Feasting. 
Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a Native Tawa Forest. 
The village in Rotorua comes alive with sights, sounds and activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities.

Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. 
Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance, including action songs, poi, weaponry displays, storytelling and the spine tingling haka! 
At the conclusion of the performance, a short movie plays the past 150 years of our history, as we share the story of the survival of a very proud people.

Celebrate with us, as together we dine on the traditional hangi buffet feast followed by a substantial dessert buffet before the closing ceremony with speeches and songs of farewell before your entertaining journey home!

 
 
OUR EVENING EXPERIENCE IS 3.5 HOURS IN DURATION, AND INCLUDES:
 
  • Pick up from all Rotorua Accommodation
  • Interactive commentary and bus journey with Storytelling en route to Tamaki Maori Village set within a native Tawa Forest
  • All visitors participate in our traditional Maori Welcome
  • Interactive time spent in our Maori Village – each whare (hut) is representative of a different past time, and our guests have the opportunity to physically join in the activities and try; haka, poi, stick games, warrior training techniques, weaving as well as hear about the ancient arts of carving and ta moko (tattooing)
  • Our visitors see the hangi meal being lifted from the earthen pit before their eyes, underneath our fully covered and tiered seating hangi pit area
  • Powerful 30 minute cultural performance inside our ancestral meeting house
  • Traditional Hangi Buffet feast, followed by a sumptuous dessert buffet
  • Poroporoaki – closing ceremony of speeches and songs of farewell
  • Entertaining bus journey back to accommodation
 
 

Tamaki Maori Village

 



If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us, either by phone or email below.



 

We look forward to welcoming you to: Tamaki Maori Village in Rotorua.

 
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