Now open selected dates during July school holidays!
Experience an evening of ceremonial ritual, powerful cultural performance, storytelling & hangi feasting at a Maori village. 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 the powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome that allows you and other visitor’s safe passage into the village. As you wander beneath the stunning forest canopy, the village is alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by including haka, poi, tattooing, weaving, carving and arts of warrior training. Watch as the earth is carefully scraped away 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 on the traditional hangi buffet feast!
- Open July 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 14th, 17th & 18th – bookings essential
- Times : 6.15pm daily
- Pick up from all Rotorua accommodation from 5pm