Te Pa Tu Cultural Performance and 3 Course Dinner

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Highlights & inclusions

3.5 hour cultural performance
Forest canapes
Chef choice aperitif 
Four course Māori-fusion feast
Complimentary return transport from Central Rotorua
Discover and learn Māori history and cultural traditions
or 4 payments of $59.80 with more info
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024

What you can expect

Te Pā Tū offers 3.5 hour evening experiences that change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar. Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (village) - its towering Tawa trees, blazing bonfires, and forest-formed amphitheatre. Traditional hāngi joins seasonal Māori delicacies prepared with fusion cooking techniques. Cultural knowledge unique to each season is shared through rituals, songs, stories across the evening as is local, seasonal kai (food) - plentiful and delicious. Kai horotai (indigenous canapes) are followed by a torch lit walk to a lavish 4-course Māori fusion feast.

Tū Te Ihi – Winter Matariki Celebration: Tū Te Ihi references the energy and passion stirred by the Matariki cluster and the promise they herald. Tū Te Ihi celebrates a moment in the earth’s cycle when the stars of Matariki (Pleiades) draw our attention. Matariki conjures our ancestors as we recall their legacy, and reflect on the year that has been.

Tū Te Rā – Summer Harvest Celebration: Tū Te Rā is a summer celebration, aligned with the maramataka – the Māori lunar calendar. This is a time when the sun expresses optimal energy, the days are longer, and light nourishes the natural world. Tū Te Rā celebrates the abundant harvest of this season, and explores concepts, rituals, and stories of ancient Māori warfare and peace in a feast of culture and cuisine.


What you need to know

  • Please note if you are staying at a central Rotorua hotel for pick-up
  • Given the nature of our Māori kai (cuisine) and culture experiences, we are unable to cater to all dietary needs. While we can meet gluten free requirements, we are not a coeliac approved kitchen. We can cater to vegetarian dietary requests, however are unable to cater to vegan requirements.
  • 3.5 hours of performance, entertainment, and kai hākari (feasting) 
  • Forest canapes
  • Complimentary chef choice aperitif 
  • Four course Māori-fusion feast
  • Complimentary return transport from central Rotorua
  • Pickup from Rotorua Hotels - 5.15pm – 5.45pm
  • Arrive Te Pā Tū - 6.10pm
  • Welcome Ceremony - 6.15pm
  • Village Activities - 6.30pm
  • Dining - 8.00pm
  • Depart Te Pā Tū - 9.55pm
  • This experience has a duration of 3.5 hours
Departure Location
  • We provide return transport from the main central Hotels
  • Alternatively, we ask guests to meet at the Gathering Place at 1220 Hinemaru St, Rotorua at 5.15pm
  • Coach departs the Gathering Place shortly after 5.30pm
Additional Information
  • We provide an indoor outdoor experience therefore dress for the weather
Terms And Conditions
  • Children welcome
  • Special dietary options available
  • Licensed bar – with kai paired wine list option
  • Wheelchair and child buggy accessible
  • Dress for warmth and comfort
  • Some limitations for wheelchair accessibility during walk through the forest
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements


  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Motorised wheelchair friendly
  • Mobility scooter friendly

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  • We have an approved Science Based Target
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