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New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Attraction
Te Pā Tū Maori Cultural Village from Rotorua
- Trip Styles: Comfort
Experience the warmth of a culture at Tamaki Maori Village, during an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting!
Welcome to TE PĀ TŪ previously Tamaki Māori Village.Join us for dinner and a cultural Show from Rotorua.
“Our evening at Tamaki Maori Village was magical – one which I will remember for a long time to come!”
Share in the Powhiri; our ancient ceremony of welcome before you are invited into our Pre-European Maori village nestled within the native Tawa forest
Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds, and activity of days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, carving and demonstrations on how our food was cooked and preserved many years ago. See, touch, take time and talk to our people as you wander through our village – you may even be invited to take part in stick games and warrior training. Witness the earth being scraped carefully away from the hangi pit by your selected Chiefs, to reveal baskets laden with your sumptuous, mouth watering feast, which has been cooked beneath the ground on hot stones
.At the heart of the Village, enter our ancestral Meeting House, and relax as our family entertains you with a powerful Cultural performance, including action songs, poi, stick games, and the world-famous “haka” – Maori War DanceThe sharing of food is an important part of Maori custom – so we now invite you to join us for the traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by our New Zealand dessert. The evening draws to an end with the Poroporoaki – the official closing ceremony. There will be waiata (songs) and whaikorero (speeches), before you are safely transferred back to your Rotorua accommodation.
Te Pā Tū presents culture and kai (cuisine) events – sharing Māori history, traditions, and future aspirations across four hours of celebration and feasting.
New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Experience! Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling and hangi feasting. Share in the Powhiri, our ancient ceremony of welcome before entering our pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa Forest. The village comes alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. You will have the opportunity to participate in these activities. Witness the earth being scraped away from the hangi pit to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining the traditional hangi buffet feast!
Tamaki Māori Village presents TE PĀ TŪ
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Dinner and Cultural Show
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What To Bring
- Hākari (feasting) begins with forest horotai (canapes) and culminates in a lavish 3-course fusion feast.
- Feast on Māori song, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (village), towering Tawa trees, blazing bonfires, and forest-formed amphitheatre.
- Dress for warmth and comfort
- Special dietary options are available
- Licenced bar – with kai paired wine list option
- Wheelchair and child buggy accessible