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Te Vara Nui Cultural Village Tour

By Te Vara Nui Village
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Cleaning and safety practices

Contactless tickets
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  • Immersion into the culture of the Cook Islands

  • Interactive activities for a memorable hands-on experience

  • Local artisans show you how to carve, weave & fish

  • Chance to learn about Polynesian history, legends & beliefs

  • Visit to a Marae, a sacred place for religious ceremonies

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Te Vara Nui Cultural Village

  • What's included

    Hotel pick-up - optional extra. Charges of $10.00pp apply

  • What's included

    Traditional Maori activities

Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.

What you can expect

An interactive and engaging tour like no other—this hands-on adventure ensures a multi-dimensional immersion into Cook Islands culture. Engage every sense—not just your mind—while you taste, try-on, create, and participate at Te Vara Nui Cultural Village.

Enjoy a hotel pick-up (optional and extra charges apply…pre-booking essential), and upon arrival, you're escorted through the village gates to the drumming of a “Turou” introduction. Your guide leads you first to the History Hut. Here, have a seat and tune in to centuries-old weaponry techniques, navigation tricks and cultural legends.

Next, swing by the sacred Marae, where High Chiefs of the village once discussed pressing community matters. Proceed to the Witch doctor's Hut, which features traditional Cook Island medicine and remedies sure to curb any ache or pain. Then take off for the Fishing Hut, to learn the ancient methods that promised a sure-fire catch.

Pass through the botanical gardens and appease that love for apparel with a stop by the Costume Hut, or tap into your inner crafts person via a weaving or wood carving project at the Carving Hut.

The last stop takes you to the Coconut Hut. Learn about the importance of this fruit with a lively show featuring coconut climbing and husking before a final drum beat is sounded, signaling the end of your fascinating cultural Cook Island experience.

Additional Info:

Adults: 12 years and over

Children: 6 - 11 years

Infants: 5 years and under.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Te Vara Nui Village
  • Ara Tapu

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Ara Tapu (Hotel Pickup)
    • Ara Tapu

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