Te Pā Tū Māori Cultural Dining Experience & Rapids Jet Tour
- Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Rotorua
- Product code: PUATTF
Te Pā Tū (previously Tamaki Māori Village)
Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (village) blanketed by towering Tawa trees, its blazing bonfires, and forest-formed amphitheatre.
Te Pā Tū offers 4-hour evening events that change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar. During summer, Tū Te Rā celebrates harvest, and explore concepts in ancient Māori warfare and peace. Across winter, Tū Te Ihi celebrates the Matariki star cluster, a new lunar year, the promise they herald.
Cultural knowledge unique to each season is shared through rituals, songs, stories across the event as is local, seasonal kai - plentiful and delicious. Kai horotai (indigenous canapes) are followed by a torch lit walk to a lavish 3-course fusion feast.
Our famous traditional hāngi shares the table with other seasonal delicacies prepared with Māori and global techniques but all drawing inspiration from Māori flavours, healing properties, history, heroes.
Rapids Jet Taupō
Join us for a 35-minute ride of adventure!! As we power over waves and through the rapids, hearts pounding and grinning from ear to ear. Fun, safe and exhilarating. Set in the beautiful Aratiatia Scenic Reserve is New Zealand’s only white-water Jet Boat Ride.
Rapids Jet. Conveniently located just 15 minutes’ drive north of Taupo and 40 minutes south of Te Pā Tū. For ages 5yrs+
Special Combo Price