Evening Maori Culture Experience & Hangi Dinner

Evening Maori Culture Experience & Hangi Dinner

Be welcomed into an authentic Maori village nestled in Rotorua forest, discover Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditions, experience thrilling song and dance, and then share in a 3 course meal with your Maori hosts.

Enroute to the Maori Village, nestled in the thick of an ancient Tawa forest, your guide will instruct you on the rules of entering a Marae and the protocol you must observe. As you make your way to the village, you’ll learn about the great Maori migration and enjoy some fascinating legends and stories from Maori history.

On arrival be formally welcomed into the sacred grounds, where amidst crackling village fires you will discover Maori art forms, ancient rituals and Maori traditions. See warriors training for war with traditional weapons, watch women weaving and making Maori crafts, hear villagers tell stories of their ancestors and history, experience traditional Maori tattoo, ancient horticultural practices and so much more.

After some time exploring the village, your Maori hosts now invite you into the fully-covered hangi pit area – where you will view the lifting of your authentic hangi meal! The hangi baskets, laden with piping hot chicken and lamb, kumara, potatoes, carrots and delicious stuffing, are pulled from the pit.

Celebration of life and togetherness, and the enjoyment and sharing of food is an important part of Maori Life – so you are invited you to join your Maori hosts for a relaxed 3 course dinner. The traditional hangi has been steaming under the earth on hot rocks for a number of hours, ready for your arrival. Feast on as much as you like – it is our honour to fill your belly and your heart!

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cultural & Themed Day Tours
From: Rotorua to Rotorua
Price:
From (NZD) $120 per person
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: MCE

Inclusions

Hotel transport from Rotorua accommodation
Traditional Maori welcoming ‘Powhiri’ ceremony
Maori cultural performance
Traditional Hangi buffet dinner

Schedule & Duration

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure Point: Complimentary hotel pick up and drop off
  • Departure Time: 6.00pm
  • Duration: 3 1/2 Hours
  • Return Details: 10.00pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day

General Information

  • Pick up time from central Rotorua hotels is from 5.00pm
  • Please bring a warm jacket, sensible footwear and your camera.
  • Licensed bar available

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher

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4.5/5.0

There are 2 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.5 out of 5.


Tour Reviews

5
24/04/2015
My family and I had a excellent night. Learning about your culture was interesting and the food was amazing. Had loads of fun on the bus there and back to centre. Congratulations to all involved we found it to be a wonderful experience.
Overall Tour Rating

4
19/03/2013
The tour was a really great experience overall; our bus driver was extremely friendly and warm and got us all excited to see the village on our drive up, and we weren't disappointed. It's a great way to take a look at the Maori culture, and you can definitely feel the passion amongst the people. The Hangi food was not the best, but it was all part of the experience. Overall, definitely a must-do if you plan to spend any time in Rotorua.
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Evening Maori Culture Experience & Hangi Dinner
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Tour Code: MCE
From (NZD) $120 per person
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