An absolute must do while in Rotorua! The bus picked us up at our hostel and immediately began telling us how we as a tribe would be greeted by Maori elders and the protocol to follow. We were then taken in the village to learn more about Maori customs, weapons, games, and watch our tribesmen learn the Haka. We were entertained by beautiful Maori song and dance before a sumptuous feast with more song and celebration. It was a wonderful evening spent learning about a new culture with our warm, generous hosts.
Enjoyed every minute. Picked up at our hotel. All very professionally organised, interesting, audience participation, plenty of food. Ideal for all ages. Value for money.
This was so entertaining. The staff really goes beyond expectations to entertain. And dinner was delicious. I highly recommend this fun evening. It's a cultural experience that you'll never forget
My husband and I had a great time on this tour and it really added to our New Zealand experience being able to learn about the Maori culture.
This experience was professionally run and well worthwhile. It was well worth the money and we loved every bit of it
Wonderful experience that should be on everyone's list when visiting Rotorua. The performers were very talented and informed on Maori culture. I loved the little areas that told a little bit more of history, from the tattoo culture to the games played by warriors. Additionally, the Hangi was delicious!
Although quiet a cool night the villagers and staff were extremely friendly and answered all questions asked. This is my second time to this Hangi and throughly enjoyed the Esperance the second time as much as my first. Performance and food were exceptional - would recommend to others.
The ride home should not be missed either - not going to tell you as it would spoil it....
There is personal interaction with the Maori people and you can tell that they are passionate to teach others about their culture and heritage. They almost get you sucked into all that they have to offer short informative classes, food, and language. Everyone there also has a great sense of humor to keep you entertained while absorbing all the information. I would strongly recommend that everyone stops by!
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