The Tamaki Maori Village Experience is New Zealands most award winning attraction and with good reason too!
Immerse yourself in the traditional Maori culture, learn about the customs, lifestyles and roles with this amazing interactive evening.
You’ll be greeted in true Maori fashion and have the chance to explore the traditional Tamaki Maori Village where you’ll learn about all parts of Maori life – from the meaning behind tattoos to entertainment, tools and traditions.
And of course you’ll witness the intimidating and world famous Haka war dance – and even get the chance to put your own Maori war face to the test!
At the end of the evening you’ll sit down and enjoy a Hangi feast – earth cooked and incredibly delicious whilst enjoy songs and entertainment.
You’ll also get the opportunity to chat to the village members who are more than happy to answer your questions and talk about all things Maori and Kiwi!
It’s an evening filled with tradition, fun and learning which will help you appreciate the culture of New Zealand and it’s diverse history.
New Zealand’s MOST AWARDED Cultural Tourism Attraction!
Share in the Powhiri; our ancient ceremony of welcome before you are invited into our Pre-European Maori village nestled within the native Tawa forest
Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, carving and demonstrations on how our food was cooked and preserved many years ago. See, touch, take time and talk to our people as you wander through our village – you may even be invited to take part in stick games and warrior training.
Witness the earth being scraped carefully away from the hangi pit by your selected Chiefs, to reveal baskets laden with your sumptuous, mouth watering feast, which has been cooked beneath the ground on hot stones.
At the heart of the Village, enter our ancestral Meeting House, and relax as our family entertain you with a powerful Cultural performance, including action songs, poi, stick games and the world famous “haka” – Maori War Dance
The sharing of food is an important part of Maori custom – so we now invite you to join us for the traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by our New Zealand dessert. The evening draws to an end with the Poroporoaki – the official closing ceremony. There will be waiata (songs) and whaikorero (speeches), before you are safely transferred back to your Rotorua accommodation.
Show Time: 5.00pm and 7.30pm daily (6.15pm on demand)
Pick up from all Rotorua accommodation is included
If accommodation is unknown you can meet at our Tamaki Booking Office – 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua
Open 364 days a year – Closed Christmas Day
Duration: 3.5 hours
Open date tickets please give 7 days notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 24hrs in advance.
Please bring a warm jacket, sensible footwear and your camera.
Please re-confirm your booking with our Reservations Team, 24hrs prior to your booking date by calling FREEPHONE: (0508) 826 254 – (Quote your voucher number when booking).
Ph: 07 349 2999 or from outside NZ: +64 7 349 2999 or email: [email protected]
Tamaki Tours Limited
Phone: 07 – 349 2999