Tamaki Maori Village

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New Zealand's MOST AWARDED Cultural Tourism Attraction! Experience the warmth of our people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting! 3.5 hour tour, return transport from your Rotorua Accommodation is included in the ...


“Our evening at Tamaki Maori Village was magical – one which I will remember for a long time to come!”

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.

TAMAKI MAORI VILLAGE – EVENING CULTURAL EXPERIENCE New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. 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!

Cash Bar available





Closed Christmas Day








  • Transfers to and from all Rotorua accommodation
  • Traditional welcoming ceremony
  • Living Pre-European Maori Village
  • View the lifting of the hangi meal
  • Powerful and entertaining cultural performance
  • Traditional Hangi Buffet Feast
  • Wheelchair accessible, High Chairs available
  • Vegetarians and other special dietary requirements catered for upon request
  • Licensed Bar available
  • Please bring a warm jacket, sensible footwear and your camera!


Show Time: 6:15 daily (5.00pm and 7.30pm on demand)

Pick up from all Rotorua accommodation is included

Duration: 3.5 hours





Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: No age restriction

Fitness Requirement: short walk

What's included

  • Return Transport, Village Tour, Hangi Dinner Dessert

What To Bring

  • Comfortable shoes & Warm Jacket


Day 1 : Evening Cultural Experience
Our evening experience is 3.5 hours in duration and includes the following: • Pick up from Rotorua Accommodation • Interactive commentary and bus journey with Storytelling en route to Tamaki Maori Village set within a 200 year old native Tawa Forest • All visitors participate in our traditional Maori Welcome • Interactive time spent in our Maori Village – each whare (hut) is representative of a different past time, and activities include: haka, poi, stick games, warrior training, carving and weaving • View the lifting of the traditional ground cooked hangi meal • Powerful cultural performance inside wharenui (meeting house) • Traditional Hangi Buffet feast, followed by a sumptuous dessert buffet • Water, Coffee, Tea & Kawakawa tea included, cash bar available • Special dietary requirements catered for upon request • Poroporoaki – closing ceremony of speeches and songs of farewell • Entertaining bus journey back to their accommodation
Meals :None


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

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Indigenous & Cultural

Available Extras

Cash bar available

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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