Tamaki Māori Village Evening Experience

Tour Summary

​The most award-winning Māori culture attraction in New Zealand. Embark on a journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Māori village nestled in an ancient forest Voted “Top 10 Experience in the World”, this is a cultural experience like no other. Delivered with genuine heart and soul, Tamaki Māori Village offers a window in to a truly riveting, spirited way of life. Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, amazing re-enactment, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting as we relive significant events within our Pre-European history! Immerse yourself in the traditional Maori way of life during this interactive and entertaining evening experience with dinner.

Tour Highlights

 

  • Traditional Māori welcome ceremony

  • Interactive tour of pre-European village

  • 3.5-hour Māori cultural experience (including performances)

  • Participate in hands-on cultural activities 

  • Viewing of geothermal hangi meal prep 

  • Powerful and entertaining cultural performance

  • Traditional dinner and dessert buffet feast  

  • Special dietary requirements catered for 

  • Water, tea, coffee, kawakawa tea (Māori native plant) included

  • Licensed bar available 

  • Wheelchair and pram accessible 

Tour Inclusion

 

  • Fully guided return transfer from Auckland

  • Complementary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complementary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • Entry ticket to Tamaki Māori Village

  • 3.5-hour Māori cultural experience

Tour Description

A 3 hour journey into the heart of Māori Culture... an experience you will never forget!

The most award-winning Māori culture attraction in New Zealand... Journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Māori village nestled in an ancient forest Voted Top 10 Experience in the World, this is a cultural experience like no other. Delivered with genuine heart and soul, Tamaki Māori Village offers a window in to a truly riveting, spirited way of life.

Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & Hangi feasting. Warriors emerge from the forest by canoe to perform the powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome that allows visitors safe passage into the village nestled within a native Tawa Forest.

 

As you wander beneath the stunning forest canopy, the pre-European village the village comes alive with sights, sounds & 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 before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!

 

The evening ends with the Poroporoaki (official closing ceremony) before you are returned to your accommodation.

Then we head back to Auckland CBD travelling through lush countryside of Waikato!

Tour Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 people are required for this tour to depart.

  • Please bring a warm jacket, sensible footwear and your camera!

  • Wheelchair and pram accessible; high chairs available

  • Special dietary requirements catered for upon request, please advise at the time of booking

  • Licensed bar available, drinks available for purchase at additional cost

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+64 21 026 90502

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