The most award-winning Māori culture attraction in New Zealand. Embark on a journey with us to the outskirts of Rotorua, to a Māori village nestled in an ancient forest Voted “Top 10 Experience in the World”, this is a cultural experience like no other. Delivered with genuine heart and soul, Tamaki Māori Village offers a window into a truly riveting, spirited way of life. Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, amazing re-enactment, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting as we relive significant events within our Pre-European history! Immerse yourself in the traditional Maori way of life during this interactive and entertaining evening experience with dinner.
Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and Hangi feasting. Warriors emerge from the forest by canoe to perform the powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome that allows visitors safe passage into the village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. As you wander beneath the stunning forest canopy, the pre-European village the village comes alive with sights, sounds and activities 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!