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Tour code: 2295HANGI

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While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Tamaki Maori Village. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.

Highlights

  • Hangi dinner and traditional Maori performance at Tamaki Maori Village
  • Experience Maori customs and traditions
  • Welcome ceremony and haka song and dance
  • Traditional hangi feast
  • Pickup and drop-off from centrally located Rotorua hotels

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What You Can Expect

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

After hotel pickup, you’ll travel by air-conditioned coach to Tamaki Maori Village, situated deep within the forest about 15 minutes from Rotorua. En route, your guide prepares you with information in anticipation of an authentic Maori hangi dinner, and shares protocol for visiting your indigenous hosts at the marae.

Hear an eerie cry of welcome before you enter, and experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) by a proud descendent of New Zealand’s ancient warriors. Pass crackling open fires and traditional whare (houses), and listen to classic instruments as you observe a re-enactment of daily activities and traditional arts and crafts typical of a pre-European Maori village. 

In the wharenui (meeting house), see haka song and dance in a powerful performance by a Rangiatea cultural  group. When it’s time for the hangi feast, dig into slow-cooked meat and vegetables roasted in underground earthen ovens. 

Your 3.5-hour tour ends drop-off at your hotel in Rotorua.

Customer Reviews

HYON SIK V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great performance by Maori people. We enjoyed very much.

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great time. We learned about the Maori culture and how proud they are. Interactive and fun. Dennis the menace, the bus driver, was amazing

Gary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great time. We learned about the Maori culture and how proud they are. Interactive and fun. Dennis the menace, the bus driver, was amazing

Keith H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Not to be missed - very entertaining

Lori D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent cultural experience. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment and it made a fun evening.

chriss

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

First class

Cannot rate highly enough

Everyone should do this. Lovely people and seeing the Haka and everything else. Cannot rate highly enough.

Lisa Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Fantastic set up with amazing staff who make it real.

Cathy F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This is an awesome experience! It is nice to learn about the different cultures.

Bena O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent experience, highly reccomended!! Food was amazing..

Margaret R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent,totally enjoyed every part of the tour. My husband loved the meal stating its not often he goes back for seconds. Best part of our trip so far!!:

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