Quick & easy instant bookings for Whakarewarewa The Living Maori Village
Maori traditional cooking uses a cooking technique called ‘hangi’, which loosely translates to ‘earth oven’. In traditional hangi cooking methods a hole is dug in the ground, and hot stones are placed at the bottom of the hole. The food is then placed on top – usually meat and root vegetables – before being covered with a cloth and a mound of earth, trapping the heat within the hole.
Here at Whakarewarewa Village we have a unique twist on traditional methods used for hangi. We don’t need to rely on hot stones: We can utilize Mother Nature’s hot steam from our geothermal steam boxes, as well as our mineral pools to cook our kai.
Our food options include:
* Sweetcorn on the cob, cooked in Parekohuru, our largest mineral pool. Mother Nature takes care of this cooking process: Eight minutes cooking time in our bubbling pool, produces the tastiest corn you’ll ever eat, packed full of natural goodness.
* Our Geothermal Hangi Meal is our ultimate feast. Cooked courtesy of our geothermal steam vents and hot springs, this meal comprises of chicken, beef, potato, kumara, bread stuffing, carrots, cabbage topped with gravy, with our delicious corn on the cob on the side. Dessert is our famous steam pudding, served with fruit salad, custard and cream. Tea, coffee and water are all complimentary.
* Our famous Hangi Pie: This consists of all of the ingredients in the geothermal hangi meal above, served wrapped within a golden puff pastry served with a side salad and corn on the cob. Dessert is our famous steam pudding, served with fruit salad, custard and cream. Tea, coffee and water are all complimentary.
Experiencing our food for many is a once in a life time experience.
(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
allow 3 hours
502a Wairakei Road, Harewood