Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: New Zealand, Bay Of Plenty, Rotorua

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Rotorua
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Dinner included

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
  • 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
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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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


3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


22 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.

Anita G

06 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.

Caroline G

31 Dec, 2019

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.


30 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.

Thomas John O

19 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???

User's Picture Gallery


Hangi and Concert

The traditional welcome to the marae.




Tell us who is in the photo, what you were doing, etc.


I had the most wonderful Hangi meal,

This is how our meal was cooked in the ground with hot's rook's and left to steam for about 3hrs, they uncovered the sack's and pulled the most beautiful meal out from the ground, i have never tasted Hangi food before, but i think it's one of the most beautiful meal's i have ever tasted in my life


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tamaki-maori-village preformance


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RotoruaTamaki Maori ceremony


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maori dorf tamaki village with locals


assiette de hangi

hangi : mouton, poulet, légumes cuits à la vapeur...


le buffet

le buffet au village maori Tamaki


le hangi

le mode de cuisson du hangi



danse du aka



atelier sur le feu


cérémonie d'arrivée

danses et rituelles d'accueil au village maori à Tamaki


Maori village

This was so cool. One of the greatest experiences of my life! Loved it!


Meeting the Maori

At the Tamaki Maori village we met the Maori tribe and they taught us games and dances.



Maori men during the welcoming ceremony on our arrival at Tamaki village.


Hangi dinner

Plate of Hangi prepared dinner



Performing traditional sing and dance in the Concert.


After Dinner

Relaxing with a beer after enjoying the fantastic food that was cooked in the Hangi.


The Chief

Welcoming the visitors to the Concert portion of the evening.



Typical whare on the marae grounds



Performing traditional sing and dance in the Concert.


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