Nga Hau e Wha Marae Tour with Performance and Kaimoana




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  • Guided tour of New Zealand’s only official national marae
  • Maori stories brought to life by a theatre-style cultural performance
  • Delicious hangi buffet and premium seafood platter

Learn all about the Maori culture, traditions and history with a guided tour of Nga Hau e Wha Marae. You will be greeted with a traditional powhiri on arrival and conclude with an electrifying theatre-style cultural performance, hangi buffet feast and seafood platter.

  • Duration - 3 hours
  • Location - View Map
Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service from airport and city centre
  • Powhiri (welcoming ceremony)
  • Guided tour of Nga Hau e Wha Marae
  • Maori cultural performance with a full explosion of the kapa haka
  • Traditional hangi buffet with premium seafood platter

A trip to Christchurch isn't complete without a visit to Nga Hau e Wha Marae (meeting place of the four winds), the only official national marae in New Zealand. Experience a traditional powhiri as you congregate onto the grounds before embarking on a guided tour. During the tour, you will learn about the history of the marae, the role it played in the devastating Christchurch earthquakes and hear some of the stories of their great ancestors. This history is all brought to life with an enthralling theatre-style performance and light show where you'll have the honour of experiencing the fierce and iconic haka. Afterwards, you'll be spoiled with an authentic hangi feast where dishes are cooked underground using hot stones, as well as a local seafood platter featuring crayfish, paul, kina and oysters.

On the Day

Session Length

  • This experience is three hours in duration
  • Daily departure times: 11am or 5pm

Numbers on the Day

Maximum 100 people.


Tour may be rescheduled due to severe weather condition or other force majeure.

Dress Code

Smart casual.

... and Importantly


  • Children under the age of five enjoy free entry
  • Please advise any dietary requirement at least 24 hours ahead your departure time
  • Platter items may change based on availability
  • Pick-up and drop-off are available from airport and city centre


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.