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Jeny Smolders

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

We booked a tour and evening programme with dinner (buffet). The tour was nice, very big geyser! The evening show was cool and the dinner amazing! Traditional cooked. After dinner we went back to the geyser. There, we got hot chocolate and we could see the geyser and stars!

Reviewed about 3 years ago

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Melanie Farrell

Ireland

Ranking: 3/10

Very disappointed with the evening experience. Extremely overpriced for what is included. Seems extremely disorganised. Would not recommend.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in February 2017

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Laura Moore

United States

Ranking: 6/10

We enjoyed the performance of Maori song and dance and appreciated being taught the Poi dance, but overall we felt like a herd of cattle being pushed through the evening. Food was okay. Did not get to see the geyser go off but preferred not seeing it as opposed to it being forced to erupt by pouring soap in to it.

Reviewed over 4 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Malina

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

The perfect place for a relaxed evening.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago

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Christian Maruhn

Ranking: 10/10

Nice trip, very interesting.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in October 2015

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Ruth Watkin

England

Ranking: 7/10

Quite expensive - but then they all are, regardless of company. A bit odd because the setting is very modern, but the dancing and food was great and we got to see a geyser explode. It is a large group though - maybe 100+ people.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Rhys Williams

England

Ranking: 8/10

Really good evening however would love to learn more about the history. Was based in a very modern complex.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in February 2014

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Lisa Blake

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Evening experience was brilliant - Mel our guide was lovely, the concert was very enjoyable and the hangi meal was delicious.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Burkard Fabu

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Interesting.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Preben vil Helmsen

Denmark

Ranking: 8/10

We gave $138 per adult - that was expensive, the guided tour through the park was too quick but we saw the geyser. nice maori dance, food excellent.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Tom Pratt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Bubbling mud village was really cool, guide gave us tour and history, saw haka and got a real insight into Maori culture. We had a free walk around as well.

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Verne Heath

England

Ranking: 8/10

Cultural show very professional, fantastic. Meal hangi fresh but so many people to eat needed more organising (tables to go to buffet).

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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smac

United States

Ranking: 9/10

Know going in that this is a "touristy" thing to do. That said, it felt fairly authentic and because it is Maori owned, proceeds go to the facility. The weaver and carver craft institute was wonderful, keeping the traditional crafts alive. We were pleasantly surprised at how good the meal was. The performance was also very good. Our only disappointment was that our young guide through the geyser area was not as well informed as he could have been about Maori history and native flora/fauna, although in his defense we did ask pretty in-depth questions. Perhaps an older guide might know more. That said, he was very engaging. We would highly recommend this experience if you have only limited time in Rotorua as we did.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Graham Platt

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Thermal geysers and hot pool tour in Rotorua, very good Maori guide, very informative and interesting. Maori concert in evenin and meal. Very enjoyable with meal cooked in a hangi. Concert entertaining and well explained and performed.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago

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Lardy

France

Ranking: 9/10

We really had a nice evening with the indeginous evening experience (show and hangi were excellent!) Don't miss this fabulous experience. Also a good guide during the visit.

Reviewed almost 9 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Sabine Tippman

Germany

Ranking: 6/10

Very expensive! Wai-o-tapu is cheaper and almost the same.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in March 2011

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Graham

United Kingdom

Ranking: 7/10

Good, but preferred Wai-o-tapu.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Dave and Emma

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

A fun evening but the out of town thermal parks are more impressive. The Maori and cultural experience is good in its own right, though poor food for vegetarians.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Sarah Ewing

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Traditional Maori evening and meal and to see geyser. Great value for money and service. Meal was lovely and thoroughly recommended. Geyser at end of night - fab.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Jane & Regis

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Very interesting.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Greg Gerritz

Canada

Ranking: 10/10

Very interesting show, great meal, nice tour of wildlife and Kiwi birds afterwards.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Nick

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Enthusiastic, helpful staff seemed genuinely keen to explain Maori culture and give an insight.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago

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Helen Pet

England

Ranking: 8/10

Drivers excellent. Thoughtfully done & food lovely! Gave a good insight into their lives. Entertainment very good.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Elodie

France

Ranking: 6/10

Too "touristy" approach even if the hangi was high quality. Not authenic enough but still, it was interesting to learn the main things about Maori culture.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Ton Buil

Netherlands

Ranking: 9/10

Very good guide and Maori show.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Christian Jean Louis

France

Ranking: 6/10

Food so so, nothing special. Show was nice and Moari guide a bit hard to understand.

Reviewed almost 11 years ago and experienced in November 2009

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Angela Stringer

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great night, good food & performance. We've told our friends & family to visit!

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Katy1

England

Ranking: 9/10

Went for the evening experience and it was excellent. Well organised with good interaction.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in March 2009

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desl

Ireland

Ranking: 10/10

Combo tour and show. Very informative tour and geological walk. Brilliantly entertaining show and fantastic meal, and plenty of it!

Reviewed over 11 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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lorah

England

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing experience. Very informative, really, really enjoyed every minute of it :)

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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minniemags

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

The food was amazing, loved the performance and singing.

Reviewed over 11 years ago

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JohannesGermany

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Great hospitality, good food, wonderful evening. More songs would be nice, but staff on stage had fun.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Eva

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

Small group of people, amazing concert and hangi.

Reviewed almost 12 years ago

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Miha

Slovenia

Ranking: 10/10

Great Maori cultural evening. Welcome good then show with their dances =, songs, legends, haka - Awesome. Followed by incredible dinner, great goumet experience + saw a geyser at night.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Ana

Slovenia

Ranking: 9/10

Great stories, excellent food and good speaker.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Jacinta

Australia

Ranking: 5/10

Seemed expensive and overpriced for what it was.

Reviewed about 12 years ago

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Terry

Australia

Ranking: 8/10

Cultural performance was excellent. It was sometimes difficult to hear the guide when we took the tour of the site.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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David Finlay

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Were with small group in June, recieved a comprehensive and informative tour. The Cultural experience, concert& meal were first rate.

Reviewed over 12 years ago

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Vikki

England

Ranking: 10/10

The guided tour at the beginning is too quick. The cultural show was fantastic, it blew me away!

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Olaf Penn

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Nice singing and dancing.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Naomi Horton

United Kingdom

Ranking: 6/10

Quite hard to see inside, a bit crowded and the stage was right down the bottom.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Mike and Joyce Timms

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Superb, though the Haka lacked the agresion I'm used to with the All Blacks (Mike only, Joyce not in accord!)

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Kathy Hawey

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Really enjoyed the cultural experience - lovely guide. Worth doing.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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David Buckley

Ranking: 8/10

I thought it was quite well done, the Maori culture and hangi lunch were interesting.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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John Woodrow

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Gave us everything we wanted in New Zealand.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago

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Orlaith

Ireland

Ranking: 7/10

Better than the maori evenings in Taupo for maori info and experience.

Reviewed almost 13 years ago