Must Do Maori Cultural Experiences In New Zealand
Amazing Maori cultural experience in New Zealand
About Te Puia
The top spot of where you can gain authentic Maori cultural experience where the culture of Maori and geothermal activities blend into a fun experience. Te Puia is located in Rotorua in the North Island where you can have stunning performance from the Maori and you can watch the ancient Maori crafts are being taught whilst discovering the breathtaking natural geothermal wonderland. You can also get the sight of the native bird, Kiwi and is the home of New Zealand's offical Maori cultural centre.
About Waitangi treaty grounds
This is another stunning place for you to visit which has the most historical significance as these were the grounds where the Treaty of Waitangi which is the founding document was signed between the British and Maori in 1840. You can have a guided tour at the historic site and experience the cultural performances that take place regularly during the day and then the immense Maori experience in the evening of the Wero(challenge) and the powhiri(welcome) and cultural performances before feasting on a traditional hangi (where the food is cooked underground.)
The living Maori Village where the tribes of Maori have welcomed over a number of guests for over 200 years. They carry a tradition of hospitality where you can take a tour of the village and experience an authentic cultural performances stay overnight in the Marae and eat the traditional style cooking of hangi cooked in the steams of the geothermal waters, you can also get a traditional tattoo called the taa moko, which tells you your own unique story. You can view the geothermal area.
Tamaki Maori Village
About Tamaki Maori Village
New Zealand's most famous and popular Maori experience its an award winning Maori cultural attraction recreating a new pre European Maori Village on the outskirt of Rotorua which is situated within the natural forest environment. the experiences connects you with the lifestyle in the pre European Maori way of life with all the sounds and sight, with Maori cultural ceremonies and performances then the hang which is the traditional food which is cooked underground and stay overnight is possible too.
Kiwi Haka (Queenstown)
About Kiwi Haka
Enjoy the cultural display's of history that are celebrated through songs, dances and weaponry displays of myths and legends. The fearsome haha, stunning poi dances and mythical carved legends. Located in the Skyline Complex where you can have a combine your experience with other activities and food.
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