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Te Hana Maori Experience Packages & Rates


For the ultimate Maori cultural experience Te Hana Te Ao Marama offers the Te Hana Maori Experience Cultural Package. Available for group bookings of 25 people or more. Day or Night time experience, is normally 3.5 hours in duration. (Unless specified in your enquiry not requiring Powhiri, would reduce time to 2.5hr duration)

The Te Hana Maori Experience includes: a powhiri (welcome ceremony) into our 17th century model village & Pa site, followed by a Maori Cultural Concert ending with a guided village tour. 

Following their tour all visitors are taken back to the Wharekai (dining hall) for a delicious buffet  lunch or  Hangi (Maori cuisine), also available for groups of 20 or more. The tour then concludes with a poroporaki (farewell speech).  Please inform your host of any special dietary requirements prior to arrival.

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NOTE: Sensible foot wear and suitable dressware is advised.



The karanga is a formal part of welcoming a manuhiri (guest) onto a Marae (meeting house). An intricate part of the karanga ceremony is based around the lifting of tapu (sacredness) and allows the manuhiri (guest) and tangata whenua(local people) to become one.
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Karanga call

This is performed by the women folk, from both sides the tangata whenua (local people) & manuhiri (guests) replying & calling to each other whilst the guests are called onto the Marae (meeting house). The call between each group will assist the tangata whenua in understanding the intention of the guests visit.
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Haka Powhiri

The haka powhiri may be performed as part of the karanga process and is normally done when visiting tribes or dignitaries are welcome onto the Marae (meeting house). A chant and dance is performed by the tangata whenua (local people) during which the manuhiri (guests) are drawn onto the Marae.
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The wero challenge is still widely utilised amongst many tribes in Aotearoa (New Zealand). The importance for the wero or challenge is to establish whether  the visiting group is there as friend or foe. A young warrior of the Marae is sent out to perform the wero testing the visitors reaction and ready to react to any provocation by the visiting group.
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RETAIL       2022 / 2023  prices will show shortly

ADULTS 18+  
UNDER (3 Years)  
CHILDREN (4 - 12 Years)  
CHILDREN (13 - 17 Years)  
NZ STUDENTS (ID Required) (18 +)  
FAMILY PASS (2 Adults + 2 Children)  
Additional Children *6 person limit*  

*Prices valid to 31st October, 2020.  All prices include GST and are subject to change without prior notice.
Please note these prices are NZ Citizenship only I.D maybe required.

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Prices are valid until the 31st October 2020

NOTE: Retail Rates are in NZD, and includes 15% GST. Te Hana Te Ao Marama Tour times and rates are subject to change without notice. Tours are also subject to weather conditions and minimum/maximum  numbers.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a cancellation is made within 7 days of making the booking 50% of the overall amount will be charged. If less than 2 days cancellation notice is given 75% will be charged and if less than 24hours cancellation notice is given 100% of the total amount will be charged. 

Once your booking has been confirmed & Itinerary & Invoice received, any additional extras will be added i.e. (Extra paxs or requests) a new invoice will be generated to reflect the changes.

PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD: Please note a 2% surcharge will be added when making a Credit Card payment from NZ, or Overseas to Te Hana Trust

Please note: you will be invoiced & charged the full amount agreed upon prior your visit regardless whether or not your number of pax reduces for whatever the reason may be.

If for any reason of weather or any other circumstance the tour is cancelled by the operator, a full refund of the purchased amount for that specific tour will be given to the customer. This will be deemed to be the full and final payment.

Wet weather: The Village Tour is optional with wet weather gear, whereby the full purchased amount will not be refunded.