Advanced Cultural Learning

For the total Māori experience choose this additional option. It includes a traditional pōwhiri (welcome) with Māori warriors, whose role it is to determine whether you come in peace or to wage war. A kapa haka (performing group) supports the warriors and performs Māori song and dance in traditional kākahu (dress).

Enjoy demonstrations on how Māori made and used weapons, play and listen to traditional musical instruments and have fun as the women teach you to swing the ‘poi’ and dance.

Learn about traditional weaving, tools and carving techniques and their symbolic importance.

If you want to totally immerse yourself spiritually in the Māori way of life then this is the complete experience to add to your Kai Waho package.

Nature - Native Bush

Explore the tranquil sub-alpine homeland.  Take the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna, and of the region's signficance to its Ngāti Tuwharetoa kaitiaki (caretakers).

Kai - Māori Food Experience

A culinary experience and a journey into the history of Māori kai (food).  Create your own hākari (feast) using traditional methods used by pre-European Maori.  Experience a traditional Māori hangi.


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