Tamaki offers a 3½-hour twilight Māori cultural experience starting with free transfers from Rotorua to its recreated precolonial village, 15km south of Rotorua. The encounter is very hands-on, taking you on an inte…
This family-run outfit offers a popular three-hour evening event with a concert, hāngi and glowworm bush walk. The experience starts with the arrival of a waka taua (war canoe) and can be combined with a night-time …
The Novotel's Māori cultural experience includes a performance of traditional song and dance followed by a hāngi. It's held in a separate building adjacent to the hotel, facing the lakeside park.
Home to the Tauranga Film Society, the Rialto is the best spot in town to catch a flick – classic, offbeat, art-house or international. And you can sip a coffee or a glass of wine in the darkness. Tickets are discou…
One of Rotorua's less expensive Māori concert and hāngi options. It only operates when booked by a tour group; call ahead and see whether one is scheduled during your stay.
Oddly combined with a rock-climbing facility and a hostel, Basement offers offbeat, foreign-language and art-house flicks. Tickets are just $10 on Tuesdays.
Open for events only, the large gritty band room at the Whakatane Hotel hosts DJs, live bands and the occasional Kiwi stand-up comic.
Right in the middle of The Strand, WhakaMax screens new-release movies. Cheaper tickets before 5pm and on Tuesdays.
Entertaining poolside shows include a live performance from local Māori performers and a hāngi.
Dating from 1926, this beguiling community-run cinema shows recent movies and hosts the odd concert.