Beginning of main content

Change your Search

Te Vara Nui Cultural Village Tour

by Te Vara Nui Village
per adult Price is C$41
Duration: 2h Free cancellation available No Booking Fees Print Voucher Print Voucher Offered in: English Offered in: English Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels

Highlights

  • Immersion into the culture of the Cook Islands

  • Interactive activities for a memorable hands-on experience

  • Local artisans show you how to carve, weave & fish

  • Chance to learn about Polynesian history, legends & beliefs

  • Visit to a Marae, a sacred place for religious ceremonies

Highlights

  • Immersion into the culture of the Cook Islands

  • Interactive activities for a memorable hands-on experience

  • Local artisans show you how to carve, weave & fish

  • Chance to learn about Polynesian history, legends & beliefs

  • Visit to a Marae, a sacred place for religious ceremonies

Show less

Check Availability

4:45 PM, Cultural Tour in English

Duration 2h

Live Commentary in English. Check In is at 4.45pm. The Village tour commences at 5.00pm and finishes approximately 7.00pm

There are errors on the form.

Please fix the following errors to continue:

Total price is C$40.70, taxes included

No booking or credit card fees

Te Vara Nui Cultural Village Tour

Activity Location

Te Vara Nui Village

Ara Tapu

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Ara Tapu (Hotel Pickup)

    Ara Tapu


Description

An interactive and engaging tour like no other—this hands-on adventure ensures a multi-dimensional immersion into Cook Islands culture. Engage every sense—not just your mind—while you taste, try-on, create, and participate at Te Vara Nui Cultural Village.

Enjoy a hotel pick-up (optional and extra charges apply…pre-booking essential), and upon arrival, you're escorted through the village gates to the drumming of a “Turou” introduction. Your guide leads you first to the History Hut. Here, have a seat and tune in to centuries-old weaponry techniques, navigation tricks and cultural legends.

Next, swing by the sacred Marae, where High Chiefs of the village once discussed pressing community matters. Proceed to the Witch doctor's Hut, which features traditional Cook Island medicine and remedies sure to curb any ache or pain. Then take off for the Fishing Hut, to learn the ancient methods that promised a sure-fire catch.

Pass through the botanical gardens and appease that love for apparel with a stop by the Costume Hut, or tap into your inner crafts person via a weaving or wood carving project at the Carving Hut.

The last stop takes you to the Coconut Hut. Learn about the importance of this fruit with a lively show featuring coconut climbing and husking before a final drum beat is sounded, signaling the end of your fascinating cultural Cook Island experience.

Additional Info:

Adults: 12 years and over

Children: 6 - 11 years

Infants: 5 years and under.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Te Vara Nui Cultural Village

  • Hotel pick-up - optional extra. Charges of $10.00pp apply

  • Traditional Maori activities


Exclusions

  • Return transfers can be arranged - extra cost of $10.00 pp applies


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 5 and younger are complimentary.


Te Vara Nui Cultural Village Tour ratings based on 2 Verified Reviews

4 out of 5

5/5 11 Oct. 2018

Wonderful show well organised a little too rehearsed and would love to see some raw island humour incorporated more

5/5 24 Sep. 2018

A great, very informative experience with information from skilled presenters. Perhaps sound systems could be installed for the hard-of-hearing.