Waitangi, New Zealand
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clock-o2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Spend an evening immersed in Maori culture with a traditional ‘hangi’ dinner and live performance, held at the historically important signing site of the Waitangi Treaty. Learn about the treaty at a brand-new museum, enact a warrior challenge on  a bush walk, and watch energetic Maori music and dance. For dinner, feast on a multilayered meal cooked using the ancient hangi pit oven method. A day pass and guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds are also included.
  • Maori cultural emersion experience at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Learn about the history of New Zealand's founding document on the site where the controversial treaty was signed
  • Explore the grounds on a guided tour and bush walk
  • Enjoy a traditional 'hangi' feast cooked over hot stones in a pit oven
  • Watch an entertaining performance of Maori music and dance
  • Includes day pass admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Fun and respectful way to learn about New Zealand's Maori culture
Make your way to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and present your voucher for day pass admission, which grants you a 50-minute guided tour and access to a new museum. If you like, watch a short film on the controversial treaty that granted the British crown sovereignty over Maori lands and is considered by many to be the founding document of New Zealand.

Meet your dinner host at the Whare Waka Café and kick off the evening with a welcome drink. Embark on a short bush walk to explore the site, complete with an interactive wero (challenge) by two Maori warriors.

Gather around a large pit oven for the unveiling of the night’s meal. Learn about the ancient and elaborate hangi method of cooking, in which food is layered atop hot stones and wood planks, then covered and cooked for several hours. Watch the steaming feast come out of the ground and then dig into a buffet of various meats, vegetables, stuffing, breads, and salads, topped off with pudding for dessert.

Continue the cultural immersion with a high-energy display of traditional Maori music and dance courtesy of the Te Pitowhenua performance group.

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, Mar 2018

A must go. Experience was great and the food was delicious.

G
, Nov 2017

This was an excellent evening. We learned a lot about the Maori and there way of life. There traditions. Then the food, my God that was amazing we were stuffed by the end of the evening. I would recommend this to everyone as a must do on your visit to New Zealand

E
, Mar 2017

This is a must do experience, open your heart and mind and enjoy your trip back into history. The hangi was wonderful and delious, our host was just the best. Enjoy these generous people as they share their culture,their history and their spirit with you. The experience will stay with you always. Thank you for sharing it with us.


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