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Tamaki Maori Village - Maori Cultural Experience With Hangi


*** The most awarded cultural tourism attraction in NZ ***


Join us for an unforgettable journey that will take you deep into the heart of Maori culture.

The Tamaki Maori Village is surrounded by ancient Tawa forest and is located on the fringes of Rotorua, the heartland of Maori culture.

Upon your arrival you’ll be welcomed with a sacred and traditional ceremony before entering into the village which comes to life as fires blaze.

Some of the intriguing Maori traditions and art forms you can see and learn about include:

  • Maori weaponry displays
  • Traditional Maori crafts such as flax weaving
  • Hear the amazing history of the villagers ancestors
  • Experience traditional Maori tattoo
  • Learn about ancient horticultural practices
  • Enjoy the traditional songs, beautiful harmonies and dance performed by the villagers including the famed Haka and the unique Poi dance

    The climax of your cultural experience at the Tamaki Village will be a delicious 3 course feast. The Hangi is steamed underground on hot rocks and offers a true taste of this unique culture.


    Hangi Feast Menu:



  • Rewana Bread

    Main Meal:

  • Traditional Hangi
  • Hangi cooked meats – Prime New Zealand Lamb & Chicken
  • Hangi cooked vegetables - potatoes, Kumara, carrots
  • Stuffing
  • Steamed NZ green lip mussels
  • Fresh fish cooked in garlic and butter sauce
  • Condiments – gravy, mint sauce, cranberry sauce
  • Green Garden Salad
  • Pasta Salad


  • Pavlova with kiwifruit
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Hangi Steamed Pudding
  • Fresh Cream

    Come and see for yourself why the Tamaki Maori Village Experience is the most award-winning cultural tourism attraction in New Zealand!


  • Adults $130
  • Children (10-15 years) $70.00
  • Children (5-9 years) $35.00 (To be added as you proceed to checkout)
  • Children under 4–FREE
  • Family Pass $340 (2 Adults & 2 Children)


  • Maori Cultural Experience
  • Traditional Hangi Buffet Feast
  • Free transport to and from your Rotorua accommodation

    Duration: 3.5 hours

    Departures: Bus starts collections from Rotorua Hotels, Motels & Backpackers between 5.00pm & 5:30pm. Experience starts at 6.15pm and bus returns at 9.30pm. Please note - The 6.15pm and 6.16pm trips are the same trip.


  • Please list your accommodation as part of the check-out process in the "Special Requirements" section.
  • If cancellation is made within 7 days of the booking, 50% of the total booking amount will be charged. If cancellation is made within 48 hours of the booking, 75% of the total booking amount will be charged, and if cancellation is made within 24 hours of the booking 100% of the total booking will be charged.

    Available Bookings from March 19 to March 25

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    All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

    5:00 p.m.
    Mon 19 Mar
    Tue 20 Mar
    Wed 21 Mar
    Thu 22 Mar
    Fri 23 Mar
    Sat 24 Mar
    Sun 25 Mar


    Adult $117.00

    Child $70.00


    Adult $117.00

    Child $70.00

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    Michelle Wilson from Australia wrote on 26 September 2017

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    This was an amazing experience. We learnt a lot about the Maori culture. The welcoming ceremony was excellent and so was the food.

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    Stephen Morton from Canada wrote on 05 September 2017

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    Maori cultural dinner delight!

    Worth every penny. Fabulous and well crafted cultural experience that teaches you about New Zealand First Nations life and history, entertains you with story, song and dance then finishes with a delicious ground-cooked Hangi dinner. Top it all off with friendly people and a top knotch entertaining bus ride home. Be prepared to go outside your comfort zone to get even more out if this experience.

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    Judy Mills from Australia wrote on 21 October 2016

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    Tamaki moari village

    It was an absolutely fabulous night. From start to finish. Educational and highly recommend. Value for money. Our bus driver Dennis was such an awesome man. Funny informative and had the whole bus laughing.

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    Catalanotto Family from Australia wrote on 18 January 2018

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    Excellent experience

    Thank you 😊 we had a great time on the 16th January! We were on the Takahe bus and A SHOUT OUT goes to our driver Mark who really added to the whole experience. He made us feel welcome from the moment we got on the bus. This is where our journey began! Thank you Tamaki Maori Village! What an experience worth doing!

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    Meli Smith from Australia wrote on 16 January 2018

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    Perfect for the whole family

    Tamaki Maori Village was an incredible journey into their culture. We were mesmerised and entertained. They were friendly informative and interactive. Everyone was happy to accommodate to my kids questions and photo opportunities. The Hangi dinner was delicious and a great opportunity to chat with other tourists for the next exciting experience in Rotorua. Our experience was fun from the moment we boarded the bus transfer and the sing-a-long on the journey home ended our evening beautifully.

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