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Tamaki Maori Village
New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience!
Witness our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest.
You are welcomed into our authentic Maori village, here you will experience activities of days gone by: including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. View the lifting of the Hangi meal from the earthen pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones.
Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining on the traditional mouth-watering hangi buffet feast followed by dessert.
Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. KIA ORA!
Rotorua Combos offer the Priest pools which are just for adults, this popular area offers seven hot mineral pools with views of Lake Rotorua. The pools are fed with hot mineral spring water from two different springs! Three cascading, marble-lined pools (38˚C to 39˚C), feature alkaline water. The smooth terraced walls provide a popular resting spot for bathers!
The large deeper alkaline pool (38˚C) is an excellent place to stretch out for some light activity. The three Priest Spa pools (39˚C to 42˚C), offer special thermal bathing in acidic water from the Radium hot spring, long renowned for its therapeutic properties. The Priest Spa was named after a catholic priest, who in the late 1800’s gained great relief from arthritis when bathing in the hot spring waters.
Spacious changing rooms are provided and a choice of storage tubs and pay-lockers are available for your belongings and valuables.
The Adult Pools & Priest Spa is a great area for socializing!