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Interactive Lunch Experience at Tamaki Maori Village

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2.5 hours
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$110 each
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  • Whakatau ceremony on arrival to Tamaki Maori Village
  • Get hands-on and cook a handmade puku burger
  • Enjoy storytelling and learn of traditional past times

Immerse yourself in local Maori culture during this interactive experience at Tamaki Maori Village. Be welcomed with a whakatau ceremony, before rolling up your sleeves and preparing your own Puku Burger. Following lunch, explore the village, enjoy storytelling and learn of traditional past times.

What's Included?

  • Whakatau ceremony on arrival
  • Interactive lunch experience
  • Storytelling, sharing and traditional past times
  • Refreshing kawakawa sparkling cold brews

Deepen your connection with the local Tamaki people, history and culture during this interactive lunch experience at the Tamaki Maori Village. On arrival, you'll be welcomed by a whakatau ceremony before grabbing your own dough to get your handmade puku burger started, filled with prime BBQ meats. While lunch is cooking, you'll have the opportunity to chat with your friendly and knowledgeable Tamaki hosts. With a belly full of food, you'll have time to explore the beautiful forest of the village, learn traditional pastime activities, feed the village tuna, identify the flora and fauna of the forest and unlock meanings of their carved houses. You'll feel the warmth and serenity of their home from start to finish.

This experience is part of the Responsible Range as it was awarded a Qualmark Enviro-Gold endorsement.

Session Length

  • This experience is 2.5 hours in duration
  • Please meet at 12:15pm for a sharp 12:30pm start
  • Available Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday only


Please advise any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of two and maximum of 20 participants.


This experience will operate in rain or shine.

Dress Code

Warm clothing and comfortable footwear, as parts of the experience are in the forest area.

This experience takes place at Tamaki Maori Village, 12km south of Rotorua city centre.

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