Welcome to Tamaki Māori Village! After a whakatau ceremony you’re pretty much whanau. So roll your sleeves up, roll your dough out and get your fried bread cooking. While the barby is going have a korero with your host before tucking in to a Māori infused fried bread burger you’ve helped whip up. With a happy puku you’ll explore old pastimes & hear more about our stories with our friendly host.
This experience is interactive, educational and with small groups it offers a deeper connection with our people, history & culture.
1215 Guests self drive to Tamaki Māori Village
1230 Whakatau ceremony
1240 Kai & kōrero
1350 Interactive cultural activities
Adult (16 yrs+)
Child (5-15 yrs)
Family (2 ads + 2 ch)
“Very enjoyable evening witnessing the Māori performance... the dinner was a sumptuous feast and a gastronomical delight... everyone overeats at this place.”
“Loved this tour. It was so much fun to be included and take part in the cultural experience, not just watch it. Definitely take the bus trip, it was a great way to start and finish. The meal was hearty and delicious.”
“Went for the tour and dinner. A wonderful experience to get an understanding of the culture. Each station explained another activity and element of the Māori. Everything was in period and interactive. Even dinner was traditional and cooked as the Māori would have.”
“We attended the show and hangi...and loved everything about it. My cousins from the UK also thought it was wonderful and very informative with regards to the Māori culture. A great learning experience. We loved the hangi...beautifully cooked. Well worth the money and we would take any overseas visitors to this evening.”
“This was an excellent introduction to the culture and traditions of the Māori. Everyone was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Food was much better than expected and plentiful. Tutorials and demonstrations were fun and informative. Highly recommend.”
“We took my cousin from the U.K down to Rotorua and had heard good things from other family that had visited. WOW! Blew us out of the water! I learnt a lot, had a lot of fun and a great feed. Also the bus drive there and back with Davey was HIGHLY entertaining. Would highly recommend in future.”