Māori Whakataū / Welcome

The Māori Whakataū is a welcome to New Zealand by the indigenous culture of NZ. The Whakataū embraces key aspects of welcoming manuhiri/visitors to New Zealand and making sure you get an authentic connection to the Māori people in Wanaka & Queenstown

$21.00 - $35.00
$15.00 - $20.00

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The Hongi (press noses) is the traditional Maori greeting, is a sign of peace, life and well being and represents a connection between people and the Tangata Whenua (people of the land). The Hongi is a gentle pressing of noses which creates a connection and the "Ha"- the breath of life - between two people. WanaHaka embraces this Maori custom because we want you to experience the authenticity of Maori culture in New Zealand.

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The Haka is a traditional Maori dance. Maori haka are performed for various reasons, such as celebrating an achievement, welcoming distinguished guests, or as a pre-battle challenge. Contrary to popular belief, a haka is not always a war dance, and may be performed by both men and women.


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Physical address

Māori Whakataū / Welcome, 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka town, Wanaka, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
10:00am until 5:00pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
2km to town

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $21.00 - $35.00
(10 year(s) and under)
$15.00 - $20.00
Further pricing information:
There are minimum number restrictions of 4 for the cultural performance.

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