Maori Culture Experience

Experience a personal Wero with Taiaha, Hongi, and Haka experience at the Wanaka Tree where you will leave with a unique Maori bone carving as a souvenir of your experience.

$20.00 - $50.00

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The Hongi (press noses) is the traditional Maori greeting and 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

Maori Culture Experience, Upton Street, Wanaka town, Wanaka, New Zealand.

Opening times

Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
2km to town

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00 - $50.00
(10 year(s) and under)
Further pricing information:
There are minimum number restrictions for the cultural performance.

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