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Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Discovery & Hangi Feast

By Tamaki Tours
Price was undefined, price is now AU$121
Free cancellation available
3h 30m
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Selective hotel pickup

Highlights

  • Discovering unique Maori heritage, culture & customs

  • Ancient Powhiri welcoming ritual with Hongi greeting

  • Living Maori Village & view the lifting of the Hangi

  • Traditional Hangi Buffet & Poroporoaki closing ceremony

  • Authentic & expressive cultural performance

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Tamaki Maori Cultural Experience

  • What's included

    Admission fees

  • What's included

    Dinner and dessert

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your Rotorua hotel

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary in English

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 4 and younger are complimentary when accompanied by a paying adult.

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum group size is 10 people.

  • Roundtrip transport is available from most centrally located Rotorua hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel foyer 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

Experience the authentic Tamaki Maori village nestled in the lush Rotorua forest. Discover the unique culture, customs and traditions of the Maori people, then feast on a delicious Hangi-cooked meal and witness the traditional Maori war cry, the famous Haka dance.

Upon arrival at the Tamaki Maori village, get a taste of what the evening holds as you watch the powhiri – an ancient welcoming ceremony. Participate in traditions from days gone by, haka poi, & warrior training, observe the arts of caving & facial tattooing.

The appointed chief unearths your dinner, which has been carefully packed in baskets and placed below hot stones in the Hangi pit. Indulge in a time-honoured Maori practise, the sharing of food, with this delicious feast featuring prime New Zealand lamb, vegetables, seafood, mouth-watering desserts, and more.

At the ancestral Meeting House, Maori performers entertain you with action songs, the Poi dance and the famous Haka – a Maori war dance with vigorous movements, stamping of the feet and facial contortions that reveal the whites of the eyes while the dancers stick out their tongues.

The evening ends with the Poroporoaki closing ceremony, featuring wonderful Waiata (songs) and Whaikorero (speeches).

Location

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Activity Location

  • Rotorua 3010

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Rotorua City Center (Hotel Pickup)
  • 1220 Hinemaru Street
  • Rotorua Bay Of Plenty 3010
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