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Maori Culture & Arts

No visit to Rotorua is complete without experiencing one of the many Maori Cultural shows on offer. At Sudima Lake Rotorua we are lucky to host a nightly performance by the award winning Te Roopa Maori Cultural experience .

If you have a little more time, and want to experience more, why not try;


Follow your storyteller through the forest through to the Maori village as you watch the re-enactment of the first story in the Chronicles of Uitara. Enjoy learning firsthand about the welcome and farewell ceremonies and taste a traditional hangi (a meal cooked underground using steam). See warriors at Miti Village travelling downstream; enjoy a guided bush walk, an energetic Maori performance and much more.


Visit the excellent Rotorua Museum to hear the stories that have shaped the past and present of our region. The Rotorua Museum is located in the architecturally iconic and world-famous Bath House. Exhibitions include the violent and devastating eruption of Mount Tarawera, the fascinating story of B Company 28 Maori Battalion in World War II and a stunning exhibition of ancient taonga (treasures) of the Maori people.

The 'Rotorua Stories' cinematic experience is one aspect of the museum that you must see. CGI technology brings our fascinating and turbulent past to life, while surround-sound puts you right in each dramatic scene. This cinema experience runs every 20 minutes.