5 star rating: Highly Recommended 187 Reviews

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  • Location:Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Complete your adventure through Rotorua with a traditional Maori "hangi" feast. You'll travel by coach to Tamaki Maori Village where your local guide will escort you on a cultural journey to the "marae" (Maori village), the life force of New Zealand's indigenous people. Take the opportunity to engage in an evening of local customs including a traditional Maori dinner feast.


  • 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

Your journey through time unfolds when your coach travels to a pre-European village set deep within the forest, 15 minutes from Rotorua. Let this 3.5-hour tour and your imagination take over as your guide instructs you on the protocol for visiting the marae. A chief is selected, a song is learnt and the eerie cry of the welcome is heard before you enter the world of the proud warriors of the ancient Maori.

You will experience the powhiri (welcome ceremony) before you enter the village, with crackling open fires in front of traditional whare (houses). You'll hear traditional Maori instruments and watch the daily activities of days gone by. In the wharenui (meeting house), a Rangiatea culture group offers a powerful display of haka song and dance. Then, as new friendships are forged, dine on a traditional hangi feast, where the food is cooked slowly beneath the ground in earth ovens.

This is an amazing re-enactment based on actual events from history, with real characters, traditional arts and crafts, powerful song and dance while enjoying an authentic Hangi feast.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic evening. Brillant combination of a cultural experience and also a heap of fun. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

excellent the bus driver gave us a good laugh the show and food was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a very enjoyable experience.
Driver was very friendly and immediately started telling us what was going to happen.
The performance and the food were excellent.
We learnt alot about the Maori Culture.
Return trip was also very enjoyable because the driver entertained us all the way

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely fell in love with the people running this tour professional, organised, warm and welcoming. It was a privilege to be able to experience the Maori culture up close and personal. A definite must on your next visit to Rotorua.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic experience - picked up from out hotel, a fantastic coach driver who made us laugh and Sing - thank you Wallace!!!, great entertainment and an awesome meal! Well worth it - a must do!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of the best tours I've experienced, took overseas visitors and they were so impressed. Atmosphere was amazing with the lights shining up into the trees. Concert was very good, hang I was amazing! Well done Tamaki Organizers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Thank you for the amazing experience into the maori culture. Myself and my family really enjoyed the tour food and the friendly staff. It was true to culture and very well done.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Excellent show,never attended anything so good,....totally wonderfull from start to finish.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

From the bus trip to the performance10/10.

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