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Enter Te Whakarewarewa Valley and experience the unique Maori culture and heritage of the village.
Kapa haka – or traditional performing arts – is an integral part of Maori culture. Unique and captivating for the way it combines waiata (song) with haka (dance), kapa haka is both an ancient and a living art form.
The Tuhourangi Ngati Wahiao people have a proud history of performing arts that stretches back to the earliest days of tourism in New Zealand; traditional song and dance has always been a key way to welcome, enchant and enlighten visitors.
Our daily Cultural Performances pay tribute to the legacy of performing arts of our ancestors. Every performance includes emotive and passionate use of the Waiata (songs) of our history, Patere (rhythmic chants), stick games, poi dancing and the world-famous Haka challenge. There’s also the opportunity for our manhuriri (guests) to take part, where you will learn the basics of Maori performing arts as well as expand your Te Reo vocabulary.
(From November to April)
* 12.30pm Cultural Performance followed by the 2.30pm guided tour
* 1.00pm guided tour followed by the 2.00pm Cultural Performance
* 2.00pm Cultural Performance followed by the 2.30pm guided tour
* 10.00am guided tour followed by the 11.15am Cultural Performance
* 11.15am Cultural Performance followed by the 12.00pm guided tour
approx. 2 hours
502a Wairakei Road, Harewood