Maori culture attractions and activities in Rotorua, New Zealand. Maori traditions, culture and history is evident throughout the country. Watch traditional dances, partake in a traditional Maori dinner (hangi), browse Maori art and crafts, listen to Maori legend and stories and much more in Rotorua.

Rotorua Maori Culture

The seething power of inner earth comes to the surface in Rotorua. Explore Rotorua's geothermal areas and discover the unique culture of New Zealand's Maori people. Visit a Marae (meeting place), Maori village, or other Rotorua Maori culture attraction, and see and experience Maori culture and traditions such as dance, hangi, and tribal arts and crafts. more

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  • BURIED VILLAGE - Rotorua

    Experience New Zealand’s most visited Archaeological Site where stories of the 1886 Tarawera Eruption come to life! Encounter the world-class Museum of Te Wairoa which exhibits excavated objects from the ruins; explore the site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa; hear unique stories from the tour guides and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls.

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    +64 7 362 8287
    Tarawera Road, RD 5, Rotorua, New Zealand
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    A sacred place – a spiritual place. An evening with Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional hangi meal. See warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient war canoe). Home of the sacred Rainbow Spring and glow worms. Five minutes from the CBD. Nau Mai Haere Mai.

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    +64 7 343 9132
    0800 938 464 (Free call - only within NZ)
    196 Fairy Springs Road, Rotorua, New Zealand
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    See the best of Rotorua with one easy pass - Rotorua Super Passes offers you a one-stop shop to see the best Rotorua tourist attractions. We have a wide range of Rotorua sightseeing passes that include iconic and top-rated attractions. The passes can be used for sightseeing in one day or for tours over several days.

    Phone / Address
    +64 7 349 0388
    PO Box 9001, Springfield, Rotorua 3048, New Zealand
  • SCENIC PACIFIC - Auckland

    Half-day and full-day tours of the Auckland area or tour to Maori heartland, Rotorua. Visit the Bay of Islands, rich in New Zealand pioneering history. 120 deluxe coach tours from two of New Zealand's top coach tour companies. Spectacular tours of Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Bay of Islands, Christchurch, Queenstown, Mt Cook, Milford Sound and West Coast Glaciers.

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    +64 3 359 3999
    0800 500 388 (Free call - only within NZ)
    PO Box 14037, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Share in the Powhiri; our ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by. Witness the lifting of the Hangi. Enter our ancestral meeting house, relax as our family entertain you with a powerful cultural performance. Dine on traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by a farewell ceremony.

    Phone / Address | Map
    +64 7 349 2999
    0508 TAMAKI (Free call - only within NZ)
    1220 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • TE PUIA - Rotorua

    Like the pictures of a book, arts and crafts are the pages of the Maori culture. It's how stories were told and passed down through generations, how traditions and genealogy were preserved. I give this knowledge freely. I give it to you for nothing. Do the same when your time comes to teach.

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    +64 7 348 9047
    0800 TE PUIA (Free call - only within NZ)
    Hemo Road, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua, New Zealand
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    Gold Enviro Rating

    Welcome to our home in Rotorua. For over 300 years our people have lived here utilising the geothermal wonders to create a unique cultural way of life. Meet our guides, see sites of significance, interact with our craft people (eg, weaving, tattoo); enjoy our daytime cultural shows, hangi meals, explore our walking tracks. Visit our living Maori village in Rotorua.

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    +64 7 349 3463
    17 Tryon Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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