Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting.
From the moment you are picked up by your warm and humorous hosts, the Tamaki Maori Village Evening Experience promises to be entertaining. On arrival Enter into our living Maori village, share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering into 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.
Immerse yourself in the traditional Maori way of life. Participate in warrior training, the poi dance and learning the haka (maori war dance). Enjoy displays of the arts weaving, wood carving and facial tattooing.
Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit by your Maori chef to reveal baskets laden with a sumptuous, mouth watering feast, which has been cooked beneath the ground on hot stones..
Enter the ancestral meeting house relax as our family entertain you – enjoy a powerful display of cultural performance of song and dance – including the spine tingling haka finale!
Join us in celebration, and dine on the traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by dessert. All dietary requirements catered for. Free transportation to and from your Rotorua accommodation.