Tamaki Maori Village Evening Cultural Experience

Journey back in time to an authentic, life sized Maori village, gain an insight into the fascinating Maori culture and experience life as a villager.

map Rotorua, New Zealand
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Traditional Hangi
NZD $130
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $21.67 with
Child (5-9 years): NZD $35
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children): NZD $340
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What's Included

  •  Tamaki Maori Village is New Zealand's Best Award Winning Cultural Experience!
  •  3 hours 30 mins Maori Cultural Experience
  •  Traditional Maori Cultural Hangi - Buffet Dinner (Vegetarian and Gluten-free options available on request)
  •  Free transport to and from selected Rotorua accommodation



Nestled in the midst of Rotorua's ancient Tawa forest is the Tamaki Maori Village, the most award-winning Maori cultural attraction in New Zealand. 


Journey back in time, a time before the European settlement, and experience the Maori way of life. Learn about their tribal culture and customs, gain an insight into the story of the Maori migration, witness ceremonial performances and feast on a traditional hangi meal. 


Start by enjoying a scenic coach journey from your Rotorua accommodation to the Tawa forest, during which you'll hear interesting stories of the Maori legends from your driver. You and your fellow guests must also carry out the honourable task of assigning a Chief to represent your group upon arrival - an esteemed title in Maoridom. 


When you arrive, you are not permitted to enter beyond the Tamaki village's outskirts until a formal welcome ceremony ritual has been performed by members of the Maori tribe. The 'Chiefs' chosen to represent each group are lined up in front of the village warriors who perform the 'haka', a traditional war dance proclaiming strength and prowess. After a peace offering has been made by each chief, you are then welcomed to listen to the 'Karanga', a welcome call, and watch the 'Powhiri', a welcome dance which permits safe passage into the village Tamaki. 


As you wander around the village, take the time to visit their traditional houses of learning dedicated to 'Haka', 'Poi', and warrior training. You will be given the opportunity to participate in learning these traditions. 

Enjoy displays of weaving, carving and tattooing before being led to the village waterway where you'll hear stories about the great Maori migration in magnificently carved canoes (wakas) across the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand. 


You will then head to the authentic hangi pit, where your traditional hangi meal, consisting of meats and smoky vegetables has been cooked underground for many hours. Once ready, the baskets laden with food are lifted from the pit before being prepared for a huge hangi feast to follow. Please note that vegetarian and gluten-free food is available on request (please mention this in the message box on checkout page). From here, you'll head to the sacred meeting house, where you will enjoy a cultural performance complete with harmonious singing and traditional dances. 


In the evening, the tour will join together with the villagers to feast on the huge hangi meal, including hot lamb and chicken that were just pulled from the hangi pit. For menu please check our FAQ.


Normal Retail Prices

Adult $130.00
Child (5-9 years) $35.00
Child (10-15 years) $75.00
Student 16yrs+  $130.00
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children) $340.00
Infant (4 years and under) $0.00

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How to get there:

1. Free pickup and drop off from selected local Rotorua hotels. If you are staying between Waiteti Road Ngongotahu and the Rotorua Airport, pickup is available. Those staying outside the boundary will need to meet at the Tamaki Maori Village Office, 1220 Hinemaru Street, at 3.25 pm.

2. You can take a bus from their office in Rotorua from the below address:

1220 Hinemaru Street
Rotorua 3010


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Main Cultural Hangi - Traditional Menu

Prime New Zealand Lamb & Chicken
Potatoes, Kumara, Carrots Stuffing
Steamed NZ Green Lip Mussels
Fresh Fish cooked in White Sauce
Condiments – Gravy, Mint Sauce,
Cranberry Sauce
Seasonal Garden Salad
Maori Rewana bread



Homemade Pavlova with Kiwi Fruit
Hangi Steamed Pudding
Custard & Cream
Tea, Coffee & Hot Chocolate included


Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options Available and must be ordered at the time of the booking.

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Terms & Conditions:

Please note that the times mentioned are show start times, pick up will be 45 minutes to 1 hour prior the show times. A confirmation with vouchers will be sent immediately after the booking. Tamaki Maori Village will send a confirmation email within 24 hours with details of pickup times based on your pick up location. 

Cancellation Policy:

If cancellation is made:

Within 7 days of the booking, 50% of the total booking amount will be charged.

Within 48 hours of the booking, 75% of the total booking amount will be charged

Within 24 hours of the booking 100% of the total booking will be charged

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Tamaki Maori Village
1072 State Highway 5, Tumunui 3073, New Zealand


NZD $130
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Child (5-9 years): NZD $35
Family (2 adults and up to 2 children): NZD $340
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