Ko Tāne Māori Experience

+64 3 359 6226

The South Island's ONLY Māori Cultural Performance and Hāngī Dinner. Nestled amongst the native trees and ferns and alongside New Zealand wildlife, Ko Tāne guarantees a real, up close and personal experience. Ko Tāne performs within Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and through them you will learn the relationship between Māori, culture, wildlife and conservation to give a real "Kiwi" experience. Experience a traditional pōwhiri (welcome), learn about the ways of the Māori hunter and be entertained by our kapahaka performance which includes poi, haka, sticks and weapons displays.

Tamaki Māori Village

+64 7 349 2999

New Zealand’s MOST AWARDED cultural attraction. Experience the warmth of our people during an evening of ceremonial rituals, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting. An intricately carved gateway leads you to the fringe of a lush 200 year old native Tawa forest. Warriors emerge from the forest by canoe to perform an ancient ceremony of welcome.  As you wander beneath the stunning forest canopy, the village is alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by and witness the lifting of the Hangi. Enter the ancestral meeting house relax as our family entertains you with a powerful cultural performance.  Dine on the traditional hangi buffet feast!

Wairakei Terraces Walkway and Māori Cultural Experience

+64 7 378 0913

Wairakei Terraces will entertain and educate, leaving you in awe of nature’s capacity to be fashioned yet still retaining a naturalness that is pleasing to the eye as well as the senses. A guided or self-tour incorporates features of geothermal and Māori cultural interest, notably carvings that depict the history of New Zealand and Māori, and the first ever man-made silica terraces reminiscent of the iconic pink and white versions of Tarawera. Experience the very cornerstone of Māori custom and culture. Begin a journey into the mysterious world of our Māori people and participate in a traditional welcome, a guided terraces tour which includes demonstrations of traditional Māori art and craft, a traditional ‘Hangi’ meal, and a spectacular performance of song, dance and haka.

The Haka Shop

+64 27 768 5616

PO Box 1159
Taupō 3351

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey with us as we welcome you into the Māori world. Experiencing another culture can be interesting and informative but we want to leave you excited, impressed and satisfied you chose to experience our style. We express ourselves so that you can feel our ihi - our magnetism. It is our pleasure to entertain and entice your senses in a way that is educational, informative and enlivening. We are in the business of haka and haka resources. We can provide a mobile service for your special occasion or conference to welcome you and your guests to an event in our region.

TIME Unlimited Tours (“To Integrate Māori Experiences”) is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tour operators and one of the country’s most-awarded tourism businesses. They take their manuhiri (guests) on a wonderful journey through Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and throughout Aotearoa (New Zealand). Their highly-personal, small group and private tours in various top-end Mercedes vehicles and highly-qualified guides showcase their stunning home that is New Zealand. They offer Auckland City & West Coast Luxury Tours, Auckland Highlights Tours, Auckland West Coast Tours, Auckland Māori Tours and Guided Wilderness Walks in the Auckland region. Their Private Luxury Tours explore world-famous destinations as well as many hidden gems around New Zealand.

Kaitiaki Adventures

+64 7 350 1151

With a unique blend of history, Māori culture and an adrenaline overload, Kaitiaki Adventures offers superior and unforgettable white water rafting and white water sledging experiences. Raft down the Kaituna River and over the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world or take the river on at eye level as you are in charge of your own sledging vessel propelling yourself through the water with flippers on your feet.

Manaaki Adventures

+64 21 158 6984

Manaaki Adventures is a New Zealand based outdoors experience tour company delivering guided adventure tours designed specifically for students. We provide exciting and safe experiences that allow students to build self-esteem, confidence, leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Mitai Māori Village

+64 7 343 9132

The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an authentic indigenous cultural experience like no other. Enter the world of Mitai, be enthralled by the natural bush setting and learn our history. See warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the wai-o-whiro stream, and see glow worms in their natural habitat. Be captivated by songs, dance, and games in a rich and powerful entertaining cultural concert, complete with the spine tingling haka.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

+64 9 402 7437

Discover New Zealand's birth place. Set in park like grounds overlooking the Bay of Islands, Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand's most historic site where, in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Māori Cheifs and the British Crown. Special features include: Te Whare Runanga (unique meeting house), Ngatokimatawhaorua the world's largest waka (ceremonial canoe), The Treaty House and the new Museum of Waitangi.

Te Puia

+64 7 348 9047

Te Puia is the premier Māori cultural centre in New Zealand - a place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers. Our Māori tradition lives on at Te Whakarewarewa, with our guided tours and attractions, our Māori culture, and our National Carving and Weaving Schools of New Zealand.

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