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Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass, Maori Hangi and Concert

Product ID: 168955
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Enjoy a summer evening and discover authentic Maori culture with a concert performance and traditional hangi dinner at Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Have a unique experience in the Bay of Islands.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 6:00 PM
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Live tour guide
English, Maori
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Sip a complimentary drink on arrival as you mix and mingle
  • Tantalize your senses with the unveiling of the traditional hangi dinner
  • Experience a traditional Maori challenge on a short bush walk
  • Enjoy an entertaining cultural performance of Maori music and dance
  • Savor a delicious hangi feast, cooked over hot stones in a pit oven
Full description
Available throughout the summer when the evenings are warm and inviting, this tour will offer you the ultimate immersion into Maori culture and an unmissable experience in the Bay of Islands. Explore Waitangi Treaty Grounds at your leisure during the day and then stay for a memorable evening experience.

Once you have discovered the treaty grounds, your evening will begin at Whare Waka Cafe. Mix and mingle as you enjoy an introduction by your host and a complimentary drink. After this, you will witness the unveiling of the hangi, a traditional Maori earth oven, in which your food will be steamed to perfection. Expert hangi chefs will educate you on the cooking process as they tantalisingly reveal your feast. But it’s not time to eat just yet.

First, you will journey back in time as your local guide accompanies you on a walk through the native bush. Experience the thrill of a challenge from a Maori warrior as you make your way through the grounds. If you pass, you’ll continue on to the iconic carved meeting house Te Whare Runanga where you’ll experience a traditional Maori welcome. Enjoy an energetic cultural performance by the resident performing arts group, Te Pitowhenua. After the show, return to the cafe for a delicious traditional hangi dinner of meat, stuffing, vegetables, bread, salads and steamed pudding for dessert.
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds 2-day pass
  • Welcome drink
  • Local guide/host
  • Short guided bush walk
  • Maori cultural performance
  • Traditional hangi dinner served buffet-style
  • Pick-up and drop off from Paihia accommodation

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the starting time

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Important information
Know before you go
• The Waitangi Treaty Grounds pass is valid for two consecutive days
• A small amount of walking is involved
• The site is wheelchair accessible but please be prepared for uneven surfaces, which may be difficult for those with limited mobility and wheelchair users
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Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Product ID: 168955