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Cultural Experience with Seasonal Maori Cuisine at Te Pā Tū

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Celebrate Maori history by visiting New Zealand’s most awarded cultural attraction, TE PĀ TŪ through 4 hours of powerful performances, and a traditional Hāngī feast.


  • Get picked up from your hotel and enjoy interactive commentary and storytelling on your way to the Tamaki Maori Village.

  • Experience a traditional Maori welcome and settle in charming forest canapes to witness cultural performances.

  • Take part in activities such as haka (a ceremonial Māori war dance), carving, ta moko (tattooing), and more.

  • Let the chef choose a complimentary aperitif and help yourself to seasonal kai horotai (delicacies).

  • Indulge in a traditional Hāngī buffet feast, followed by a delectable dessert feast.

  • Celebrate Maori culture with events aligned with the Maori lunar calendar - Summer Harvest Celebration or Winter Matariki Celebration.


  • Return transfers from main central Rotorua hotels

  • Cultural performances and entertainment

  • Forest canapes

  • 3- course Māori-fusion feast

  • Seasonal kai horotai (delicacies)

  • Complimentary chef choice aperitif


  • Drinks at the licensed bar

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Participate in Traditional Maori Activities

Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal cuisine within our forest Pā –blanketed by towering Tawa trees, blazing bonfires, and a forest-formed amphitheater. Te Pā Tū shares Māori history, traditions, and cultural aspirations across 4-hours of celebration and feasting. These events change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar.

Make your way from Rotorua to TE PĀ TŪ; passing the time pleasantly with interactive commentary on the way. Enjoy the traditional Powhiri welcome ceremony at the village nestled in a native Tawa Forest. Spend some interactive time in the village, where every whare (hut) represents a distinct pastime. Take the chance to physically participate in traditional activities such as haka, poi, stick games, weaving, carving, and arts of warrior training.

The events are aligned to the Maori lunar calendar. Tū Te Rā (Summer Harvest Celebration) commemorates abundant harvest and honors rituals as well as stories of ancient Maori warfare and peace. Tū Te Ihi (Winter Matariki Celebration) honors the energy and passion stirred by Matariki cluster, along with the promise they bring.

Indulge in Kai Hākari (Feasting)

From your arrival in Te Pā Tū, you will be treated to seasonal kai horotai (delicacies). Taste authentic Maoru cuisine from roasted tuna (native eel) and creamy pāua (abalone) to ember warmed kumara and restorative kawakawa tea.

Let the torch lights guide you to a lavish, yet relaxing meal. See the meal being lifted from earthen pots right before your eyes. Along with Hāngī, Maori fusion dishes that are lesser-known are also served for the feast. Savor the taste of Wagyu pincanha, Watercress chimichurri, taro gratin, and even kumara ice-cream. Every dish is infused with traditional cooking techniques, stories, and ingredients.

Bid Adieu with Poroporoaki

End your experience with Poroporoaki, a closing ceremony including speeches and farewell songs. Embark an entertaining bus journey back to your accommodation, with precious memories and a deeper appreciation of Maori culture.

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Child Buggy Accessibility.

  • It is recommended to dress for warmth and comfort.

  • Special dietary options are available.


Pick-up begins 6pm onwards. Please check the calendar to see the days of operation.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID during the pick-up.

Hotel Transfers

  • This ticket includes hotel pick-ups and drop-offs.

  • While booking, please provide the name of your hotel.

  • If your hotel is not in the pick-up zone, you will be provided with the nearest pick-up location.

  • On the day of your tour, please arrive at your hotel lobby 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.

  • If your hotel does not have a lobby, please wait at the entrance of your hotel.

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