Experience rafting on the world's highest rafted waterfall. Combine adrenaline, adventure and a touch of culture in this unique outdoor experience. Get up close and personal with New Zealand's awesome natural landscape. Comprehensive training means first timers are welcome! New Zealand White Water Rafting experience is one of the most adventure-packed Grade 5 Rivers in the world, as well as the world's highest commercially rafted waterfall!
All about the Tamaki Maori Village Dinner And Cultural Show
The best way to have a traditional Maori experience in New Zealand.
Journey to an authentic Maori village nestled in a Rotorua forest and be formally welcomed onto sacred grounds. Amidst crackling village fires, discover Maori art forms, take part in ancient rituals and learn fascinating Maori traditions.
Be impressed with the Maori song and dance before enjoying a traditional feast, cooked beneath the ground on hot stones.
Enjoy a complimentary transfer from all Rotorua accommodation and sit back and relax as you take part in a traditional welcome ceremony before settling down to view powerful cultural entertainment. Finish the night by feasting on a traditional hangi buffet- a form of cooking by using earth and hot stones. 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 Dinner And Cultural Show Itinerary - 1 days
Tamaki Maori Village
Experience traditional Maori culture in an authentic setting
View the lifting go the hangi meal and enjoy a traditional hangi buffet
Be part of a powerful and entertaining cultural performance which you are sure to remember
Discover New Zealand's traditional heritage and learn local Maori tradition
Traditional: 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
Educational: 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.
Interactive: 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.
Entertaining: 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
Feasting: 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 is 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!
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Open Dated tickets are subject to availability.
Please re-confirm your booking with our Reservations Team, 24hrs prior to your booking date by calling FREEPHONE: (0508) 826 254
Please note this trip is around 3.5 hours in duration
Similar Tours to Tamaki Maori Village Dinner And Cultural Show
Embark on the ultimate Rotorua Adventure with our experienced local guides. Navigate a wildly beautiful landscape while learning about Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and protection of the land. With sledging you are in charge of your own vessel- propelled by the flippers on your feet, our guides are there to encourage and motivate you and help where necessary, awesome family fun.
Kaitiaki Adventures offers the perfect mix of adrenalin and culture. Raft the Grade 5 Kaituna River featuring the 7m Tutea Falls Waterfall or Sledge with our amazing guides on the rivers surrounding Rotorua. New Zealand's ONLY all Kiwi adventure crew.