Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua

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Nightlife · Historic Site
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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  • Fascinating tour with an experienced guide who gave us insights into the village’s history and current life as a living village. A real eye opener!  more »
  • I didn’t really have too much idea of what I had booked I just wanted my kids to have a cultural experience. I was nervous that they wouldn’t enjoy it but what a fantastic night! We loved absolutely....  more »
  • 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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