Authentic Maori Experience

Southern Crossings - New Zealand

Travel to a local marae (meeting house) on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Experience a Maori powhiri (welcome), with your guide explaining the history of the powhiri along with other important protocols. Spend time in the whare tupuna (ancestral house) learning about the rich history of the tribe and the area before making your way to the kitchen where you will be involved with preparing a traditional hangi (meal). Work alongside the local whanau (family) chef, lifting the hangi and enjoying your meal, accompanied by members of the tribe. Following lunch, there is the opportunity to learn the importance of song and dance, and view the famous haka (war dance). Your day concludes with a wonderful sailing experience on the stunning lake. Make your way to the Manupirua Hot Springs, a lake edge thermal hot pools only accessible by boat, where following a soak you will have the opportunity for a refreshing swim in the lake.

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  • Authentic Maori Experience

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Valid Date Ranges:
04/01/2021 - 12/31/2022 Please call for rates
Prices Start At: Please call for rates
Nights: 0
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Vacation Rating: Deluxe
Remarks: Experiences are customizable and rates may vary by date of travel. Please inquire for the best prices for your preferred travel dates. This is a DAY TOUR with no hotel accommodations included. International and domestic flights not included. Price may vary by date of travel, currency rate fluctuations and tour option. Full terms and conditions apply.
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