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Where to go to enjoy a Maori Village experience in New Zealand North Island

Updated: Jun 1, 2020

Arriving in to Rotorua’s sulfur-rich air was a little stingy on the nose! But you soon forget about the smell once you start to explore the Geothermal natural wonders.

Rotorua still has a large Maori population, and we were lucky to be invited to visit the Tamaki Maori Village to learn more about the Maori culture, who have lived amongst the clouds of steam for many years.

The experience

From the main office our group (grouped by tour bus) selected a chief. This chief represents our tribe and includes a challenge that takes place with the other tribe warriors. This was awesome start to get us in to the mindset of Maori culture, and beginning to understand their tribal values and way of life.