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He Tangata - Experience Maori Inc. Powhiri Ceremony, Haka Performance & Hakari feast

Experience authentic Maori Culture with a guided tour of Nga Hau e Marae, a display of traditional Maori Performances showcasing the Haka, plus a delicious New Zealand Hakiri feast!

Highlights

  • Be greeted by a traditional Powhiri welcoming onto New Zeland's National Nga Hau e Wha Marae
  • Take a guided tour of the Marae and learn all about the Maori culture, traditions and stories
  • Watch an amazing technology & light Maori Performance, including traditional song / dance and the fierce Haka!
  • Dine in a Hakari Feast with a variety of delicious New Zealand cuisine and the beautiful Hangi
  • Enjoy an explosion of Kapa Haka while you enjoy your buffet feast

For an experience that is truly authentic and unique to New Zeland, He Tangata has been established in the South Island to showcase the Maori culture, traditions, stories and food at Nga Hau e Wha Marae, the only National Marae in New Zealand.

Join us as we take you on a fascinating guided tour of Nga Hau e Wha Marae, after first being greeted onto the Marae (traditional meeting place) by way of a Powhiri (traditional welcoming ceremony).

You'll be led into our Wharenui to learn the stories of our great ancestors and the deeds they have accomplished which have enabled their descendants to flourish.

Our amazing technology and light show will bring Maori History to life, as you witness a display of traditional performances including song / dance, and the fierce Haka! To top it all off, our Kapa Haka group will treat you to an exploding performance as you sit down and enjoy a buffet Hakari Feast, made up of a huge variety of New Zealand cuisine and the delicious Hangi!

Location: Nga Hau e Wha Marae is located at 250 Pages Rd, Wainoni, Christchurch.

Adult $130.00
Child $65.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • Please Note: Notification of cancellation is required 72 hours prior to arrival. If cancellation is made within 72 hours of the booking 100% of the total booking will be charged.
  • Child Age is 5 - 15 years.

Available Bookings from April 23 to April 29

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)

11:15 a.m.
5PM
Tue 23 Apr
Wed 24 Apr
Thu 25 Apr
Fri 26 Apr
Sat 27 Apr
Sun 28 Apr
Mon 29 Apr

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$78.00
  • Child$65.00

4spaces priced from:

  • Adult$88.00
  • Child$65.00

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$130.00
  • Child$65.00

5spaces priced from:

  • Adult$78.00
  • Child$65.00

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$78.00
  • Child$65.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

4.8

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Nora from United States wrote on 11 March 2019

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Very nice people but expected a little more

The overall event was good.The staff and performers were very nice, they took time to answer questions and you could see they enjoyed performing. The organizer made sure to involve the audience. The performance itself was fun to watch but not too informative about the Maori culture which was a little unfortunate because we came to learn more about the culture. During the Hangi, the actors were performing a Haka, which the men were invited to take part in and there was also a dance for women, lots of fun! The staff was super helpful and friendly and the food for the most part was tasty but we felt like the food could have been more authentic as the entree included curry and stuffing a la American Thanksgiving (disclaimer: we could be wrong about the authenticity of the food as we are not familiar as to what actually is authentic Maori food). Towards the end of the event we felt a little rushed to finish eating and to leave. The whole event lasted less then two hours instead of the mentioned three hours. All in all it was an enjoyable experience that we would recommend it to friends, with the caveat that the show and food could use a little polishing up in terms of Maori culture and authenticity. We would not recommend it for the full price. Essentially, 4 stars for discount price but would have been 3 stars had we have paid full price.

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Charlie from New Zealand wrote on 09 April 2019

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Amazing

Such a great evening with great people. Wow what a place too. Amazing. Will definitely be back soon.

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Bill from Australia wrote on 25 March 2019

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Good to go to

Good show to visit in Christchurch especially when you can book a discount via BookMe. THe staff and performers were all very welcoming. One of your group will be appointed leader to meet the Maori warrior at the welcome. The performances were all very good. After the performance members of the cast will speak to you and answer any questions. As we were in a very small group just about all were invited onto the stage to perform a Haka (men) or Poi (women). The food was good but as we were in a small group and the hall was very big there was not a lot of atmosphere.

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Kevin N Anette from New Zealand wrote on 15 March 2019

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AMAZING!!! A must do !

It was a great. Informative, fun and all the guys wanted to be there. Showed how proud they were of their heritage . Food was good and plentiful. Will certainly bring more friends and whanau.

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Lauren from Australia wrote on 14 March 2019

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Great cultural experience

This was a great cultural experience for any age. Very inclusive. I would recommend for anyone coming to Christchurch to have this experience as one of the top on their to do list.

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