Following the courtesy pick up from your Rotorua accommodation our guide will learn about traditional protocols in preparation for the ceremonies to follow as you travel by coach to our village, set deep in the forest, around 15 minutes South of Rotorua.
A traditional welcome ceremony signals entry in to the pre- European village. Huge crackling open fires in front of traditional whare (houses), the sound of ancient Maori instruments and the activities of the people of days gone by, create a palpable and electric atmosphere.
At the heart of this village, the meeting house, the Rangiatea culture group offer a glimpse of the tradition, performance, songs and history of the Maori people.
See learn and taste food that has been cooked the ancient way, beneath the ground on hot rocks, as the night unfolds to a relaxed, informal, friendly and fun atmosphere of feasting and entertainment. All meats and vegetables are cooked in the traditional fashion, beneath the ground on hot rocks. Dinning is buffet style with the menu consisting of: Lamb, Chicken, Smoked Fish in white sauce, Kumara (sweet potato), Potato, Carrots, Coleslaw, Seasoning, Raw Mussels and Fried Bread. Served as a traditional dinner and dessert buffet feast . Vegetarian meals are a specialty and are catered for on request. A fully licensed bar is available for you to enjoy with your dinner.
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