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  1. New Zealand
  2. Canterbury
  3. Christchurch
  4. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Ko Tāne Maori Experience + Optional Hangi Dinner & Kiwi Tour

Product ID: 166382
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Discover the Ko Tāne Maori cultural experience in Christchurch with the option to upgrade to include a delicious hangi dinner and/or a guided kiwi tour. Enjoy a personal and interactive evening experience showcasing local wildlife, culture, and cuisine.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 - 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Maori culture and history at Ko Tāne, the only place offering a Maori cultural experience with hangi dinner in the South Island
  • Start your interactive evening with a traditional Maori pōwhiri
  • Learn about New Zealand's endangered wildlife on an optional 45-minute guided kiwi tour with guaranteed kiwi-viewing
  • Enjoy an optional 4-course dinner with hangi-cooked mains
  • Benefit from plenty of photo opportunities and the chance to ask questions
Full description
Enjoy an interactive, fun and educational journey through the time of an ancient people with Ko Tāne at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Discover the only Maori cultural experience in the South Island, located 20-minutes drive from Central Christchurch. Create your perfect evening with optional dinner and tour upgrades.

If you choose to, start with a 45-minute guided tour at 4:30 PM to discover some of New Zealand's native wildlife, including kea and kiwi birds. Enjoy an interactive and entertaining Maori cultural experience, beginning with an official traditional Maori welcome. Be challenged by a fearsome warrior before entering the interactive replica pre-European hunting village. Learn about the tools and skills of the Maori hunter and their relationship with the flora and fauna of New Zealand. Enjoy a 45-minute performance that includes action songs, poi dances, stick games, weapons displays and the famous Haka.

Opt to include a special hangi dinner with your cultural experience. Watch as the hangi is lifted from the heated pit in the ground. Enjoy a 4-course dinner with delicious hangi cooked mains, served in a fully licensed restaurant. At the end of your dinner, your host will perform the farewell ceremony, bringing the evening to a close.
Includes
  • 1.5-hour interactive Maori cultural experience
  • 4-course dinner with hangi-cooked mains (if option selected)
  • Entry to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and 45-minute guided Kiwi tour (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs and gifts

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, 60 Hussey Road, Northwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Advise dietary requirements when booking the hangi dinner option - most dietary needs can be catered for with advance notice
• General admission to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is included if guided Kiwi tour is selected, so that you can arrive earlier to visit the other areas of the wildlife reserve if you wish
• For packages that include the dinner, a complimentary transfer from central Christchurch accommodation is available by arrangement, details of which are included in your voucher
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 7 reviews
Review summary
Service
5.0/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.8/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Product ID: 166382