An intricately carved gateway leads you to the fringe of a lush 200 year old native Tawa forest. Warriors emerge from the forest to perform the powhiri, an ancient ceremony of welcome that allows you & other visitor’s safe passage into the village. 

As you wander beneath the stunning forest canopy, the village is alive with sights, sounds & activity of days gone by.  Watch as the earth is carefully scraped away to reveal baskets of food cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. 

Enter the ancestral meeting house and enjoy a powerful cultural performance before dining on the traditional hangi buffet feast!

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Tamaki offers 10% off their Evening Cultural Experience.

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  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
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  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
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Urgent Coronavirus Update

Anyone that has arrived into New Zealand from Monday 16th March 1am is required to self-isolate for 14 days.  If you do not do this you will be deported out of New Zealand if you are caught. If you need advice you can call the health line  0800 358 5453 or +64 9 358 5453  Do not enter a hostel, a hospital or a doctors clinic instead call the health line if you think you have the coronavirus.  If you need somewhere to self-isolate we might be able to help you so send an email to [email protected]co.nz.  Many hostels are now checking your passports to see when you have entered the country and will report you to the police if you are not following the New Zealand requirements.