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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  • Available for The Backpacker Group members only
  • A valid The Backpacker Group membership card with identification must be presented to staff to claim discount
  • Direct bookings only
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or deals
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