Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance
from AUD $140.01
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.
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In Brief

Rotorua, New Zealand
New Zealand
3 hours 30 minutes


Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tamaki Maori Village, 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua 3010 New Zealand

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.

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes


  • Hangi Dinner
  • Tour escort/host
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Maori performance in traditional meeting house
  • Entry/Admission - Tamaki Maori Village


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Camera and Video usage is permitted throughout the entire evening experience.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was fun, educational and a moving experience that touched my heart unexpectedly. This is the best of the best in the this area.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2020
Not to be missed experience Most entertaining and educational show. Dinner excellent. Food choices great. Well organised. Bus driver at end of evening very entertaining Everyone very welcoming.
• Submitted 14 Feb 2020
Very interesting and fun. Great food, plenty of audience participation. Learnt alot about the Maori people.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
Absolutely fantastic experience. Interesting to learn about Maori culture and be welcomed into their village. The food was extremely tasty and flavoursome. Our driver Davey was FANTASTIC. Good value for money.
• Submitted 04 Feb 2020
From the moment I was picked up until I was dropped at my hotel it was awesome. The different cultural experience shared by the tribe were good and you were able to be involved. The performance was great, the singing, the dancing and the Hakka could’ve watched more. The revealing of the hangi was interesting and the food was tasty. Our bus driver was awesome lots of laughter and singing on the bus and he remembered everyone’s name and where they were from.
• Submitted 23 Jan 2020
This was a fascinating experience and introduction to tha Maori culture and traditions. We liked how they took us through various stations and ceremonies before the dinner so we could understand their connection with the land and with each other. The feast was quite good, as was the entertainment before and after dinner. The bus driver was a hoot as well.
• Submitted 22 Jan 2020
The experience was great from start to finish. All the songs and dances were amazing and I would highly recommend this to others.
• Submitted 06 Jan 2020
A fun evening learning more about the Maori people and their culture. Excellent dinner. The evening started at the cultural centre before taking us to the village to learn more about their culture while showing us this native dress, songs, dances and traditions. Well worth a visit. Would definitely recommend.
• Submitted 31 Dec 2019
This was a nice insight to the Maori people and their culture. The show was sold out so it can feel a little crowded, but that didn't take away from the experience. The Hangi dinner was very good and filling. We enjoyed ourselves.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
What a great evening! A culture learned, a glimpse at an amazing people, good food, and lots of laughs! What more can one ask for???
• Submitted 19 Dec 2019
Very professional, excellent story, great facilities, great bus driver, great food, kept you entertained and moving. First class all the way!!!!
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
Loved this from start to finish helped introduce me and my partner to the way of life and proud traditions of the Maori people it was excellent
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
The whole experience from free shuttle pickup to the welcoming ceremony, cultural demos, dance and dinner was excellent - punctual, engaging yet casual. The staff, host and village people were friendly and helpful. The dessert was delicious. And the driver for our shuttle bus, Denise, was very entertaining from the ride to the Maori village and back.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
We loved this excursion! We learned so much about the Maori people and had a great time watching their show and eating their delicious Hangi dinner. We also loved the fact that it was interactive. We got to play some of the games they played and our husbands got to learn the Haka! This is a must when visiting Rotorua!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
Our driver was entertaining and made everyone feel at home. We had a great experience of the Maori culture at their ancient forest before the yummy Hangi dinner.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
From being picked up at the hotel to the final drop off the whole experience was faultless. Our bus driver along with ever other member of this amazing experience certainly kept us all entertained getting everyone involved. The knowledge and learnings of these beautiful Maori people was fantastic along with the hungi feast that was enjoyed by all.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2019
Nicely organised. Fantastic coach driver entertainment. Glad to see New Zealand Maori culture and the performance was great
• Submitted 27 Sep 2019
There were probably around 250 people joined this activity at the same time. And was too much crowded around the Hāngi and inside the Wharenui. But I did enjoy interact with the local Māori at the village and the food was overflowing.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2019
This awesome experience was definitely one of the highlights of our New Zealand Vacation. Everyone and everything were great - from the courteous staff, the amazing performers, the great company, yummy Hangi dinner, superb first hand and face to face HAKA experience and most especially having a great and exceptional driver like DAVEY. Hats' off to you guys ! Cheers !!!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2019
A fantastic inmersive experience that allows you to learn a lot about the Maori people and culture. The food was really good and the show was very entertaining.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2018
Very fun and cultural experience. The Hangi was delicious!! Highly recommended
• Submitted 23 Sep 2018
A really fun and informative event. Our driver to and from the dinner was extremely amusing and gave us some insight to the Maori culture. Once at the Maori site, we learnt a lot more about the customs and history of the Maori people. The dinner was very good and I would recommend this tour.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
Really wonderful and FUN! We enjoyed learning about the Maori culture and the setting was just beautiful. Food was very good and plentiful. We definitely recommend this!!
• Submitted 21 Mar 2018
This is a very cultural display of the Maori people and their village. After a welcoming from the chief and other warriors we were shown around the village. At each stop one of the Maori people would explain and demonstrate a cultural aspect of their upbringing. E.g dancing,tattoos,games and traditional attire. This was followed by a lovely performance and a delicious hangi dinner. A must when visiting NZ.
• Submitted 10 Mar 2018

In Brief

Rotorua, New Zealand
New Zealand
3 hours 30 minutes


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