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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

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  • Location: Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2295HANGI

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.


Highlights

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

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.


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Departure Point:

Tour departs from your selected Rotorua city hotel

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Hinemaru Street, Rotorua

Departure Time:
*6:15pm

* You'll be booked for the 6:15pm show, if the show is full you'll be allocated to attend the 5pm or the 7:30pm show

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 at approximately 10pm

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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Inclusions:
  • Hangi Dinner
  • Tour escort/host
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Maori performance in traditional meeting house
Exclusions:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
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
  • Please Note: You'll be booked for the 6:15pm show, if the show is full you'll be allocated to attend the 5pm or the 7:30pm show.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: jaicat, December 2014

The Hangi Dinner and Performance were absolutely sensational. It was my husbands first trip to NZ and we really wanted to experience some traditional Maori culture. He was lucky enough to be chosen as a "chief" on the night and thoroughly enjoyed his responsibility!
The whole evening was run very professionally from our hotel pickup, to the performances to the beautiful Hangi meal, we cannot give this tour and it's organizers enough credit.
I would HIGHLY recommend this tour as it really is a fun night with a mix of cultures and new experiences. We would definitely have no hesitation booking this experience again on our return to Rotorua.

Reviewed by: Susan K, December 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and it was well worth the money! It was educational and entertaining at the same time. Everyone was very nice and our bus driver Bill was GREAT. Highly recommend this tour and company.

From $87.15

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Tour code: 2295HANGI