Overview

Experience Māori culture with a Tamaki Māori Village Evening Tour on the outskirts of Rotorua. Step inside the village and be transported into another world.

Discover the sights and sounds of pre-European Māori life, see intricate pieces of woven art, hear stories of ancient ancestors and see traditional weaponry displays and tattooing in action. Next, enter the ancestral meeting house for a powerful cultural performance. Song and dance are an integral part of Māori culture. Experience the famous haka war dance and impressive poi dancing, and hear the soul-stirring harmonies of traditional waiata (songs).

After the performance, enjoy a three-course buffet feast. Start with Māori rewana bread before enjoying your hangi of succulent New Zealand meats and vegetables with their unique smoky earth-cooked flavour. This is accompanied by fresh salads and seafood and a range of authentic Kiwi desserts. Vegetarian and other dietary options are catered for upon request.

You'll have time to relax and chat to your hosts or wander around the tribal marketplace before your cultural tour ends with the poroporoaki, an official closing ceremony.

For a limited time you can enjoy this evening tour for just $117 per person! Available on selected dates only. 

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Adult (Age 13+)

FAQs

Can I be picked up and dropped off at my accommodation?

Sorry, our great value InterCity day tours don’t include hotel pickup and drop-off. Check out our friends at GreatSights and Gray Line for premium day tour options.

Can I eat and drink on board the bus?

Yes, you can eat cold food and cold drinks on board the bus. We don’t allow hot drinks or food for safety reasons.

Can I bring my bags with me?

You can bring one carry-on item with a maximum weight of 5kg and store check-in luggage under the bus. Take a look at our full luggage policy here.

Can I get a refund if I cancel my tour?

No, our day tours are non-refundable.

How do I book a tour with my pass?

Booking a day tour using your FlexiPass or TravelPass bus pass is a slightly different process. First, you need to make sure you’re logged in to your pass. On your pass dashboard, click on the ‘Tours’ button and follow the instructions to book your tour. Please note not all InterCity day tours are available to book on your pass.

What happens if my day tour is cancelled due to bad weather?

If your day tour is cancelled for any reason, we’ll contact you to discuss your options. These will include a transfer to the next available service, or a refund of your fare.

What should I bring?

We recommend you wear warm clothes and bring your camera. Share your experience with us online by tagging #nzallover!

Does this tour include meals?

Yes, a three course dinner is included in this tour.

What is a hāngi?

Hāngi is a traditional Māori method of cooking food using heated rocks buried underground. To lay a hāngi, involves digging a pit in the ground, heating stones in the pit with fire, placing baskets of food on top of the stones and covering everything with earth for several hours before lifting. Delicious!