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Nga Hau e Wha Marae Experience and Hakari Feast

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Highlights

  • Tour of New Zealand’s only official national marae
  • Maori stories brought to life by a theatre-style cultural performance
  • Conclude with a traditional hangi buffet

An unforgettable Maori experience awaits at Nga Hau e Wha Marae, New Zealand's only official national marae. You will be greeted with a traditional powhiri before embarking on a guided tour of the grounds, concluding with an electrifying theatre-style cultural performance and authentic hangi buffet.

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

Learn all about the Maori culture, traditions and history with a guided tour of 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.

Session Length

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

Guidelines

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

Cancellation

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

Numbers on the Day

Maximum 100 people.

Weather

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

Dress Code

Smart casual.

This experience is located in Christchurch.