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Interactive Twilight Experience at Tamaki Maori Village

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3.5 hours
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$145 each
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  • Whakatau ceremony on arrival to Tamaki Maori Village
  • Get hands-on and cook a handmade puku burger for dinner
  • Maori-style canapes and tasters and live music

Spend an evening celebrating the local Maori people and culture at the Tamaki Maori Village. Be welcomed by a whakatau ceremony, prepare your own puku burger, savour Maori-style canapes and tasters in the forest, enjoy Kapahaka and live music and tuck into a delicious dessert by firelight.

What's Included?

  • Return transfers from The Gathering Place Hinemaru St
  • Whakatau ceremony on arrival
  • Interactive dinner making experience - Puku burger
  • Maori style canapes and tasters
  • Traditional pastimes and activities in Te Tawa Ngahere Pa
  • Kapahaka and live music
  • One complimentary drink
  • Dessert by firelight

Deepen your connection with the local Tamaki people, history and culture during this interactive twilight experience at the Tamaki Maori Village. On arrival, you'll be welcomed by a whakatau ceremony, celebrating their interconnectedness with each other and the land before collectively preparing dinner - a special fried bread invented at the village. Whilst dinner is cooking, you'll wander into the Tawa forest where you'll enjoy a selection of Maori-style canapes and tasters like buttery corn cobs, boil up broth, mussels and smoked fish. Be treated to a pre-dinner drink as you meander through the heart of the village, before being seated for an al fresco dinner, featuring Kapahaka and live music. After dinner, wander by lantern lights for dessert in a secret forest alcove, sharing stories by firelight.

Session Length

  • This experience is 3.5 hours in duration
  • Available Monday, Tuesday and Saturday nights only
  • Departs at 5:15pm and returns by 9pm.


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


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • No charge for cancellations 48 hours prior to the booking, contact must be made by 12pm two days before
  • 50% refund for cancellations 24 hours prior to the booking, contact must be made by 12pm the day before
  • There is no refund offered for cancellations made on the same day

Numbers on the Day

Minimum of six and maximum of 70 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.