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food tasting

A real Maori Cultural experience

food tasting

A real Maori Cultural experience

1 review
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment, Transportation, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
food tasting

A real Maori Cultural experience

food tasting

A real Maori Cultural experience

1 review
Duration
5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Equipment, Transportation, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will be picked up from the i-site information centre by Rangimarie who will prepare you for the traditional Powhiri or welcoming ceremony that awaits you at our home. Your first impressions of the warrior may set your heart racing but you will soon realize this warrior is actually deep down a fun loving cheeky Maori boy. Home-made Maori bread and locally made condiments and beverages will cement our relationship before we dive into some flax weaving, history sharing and learn a easy fun Maori song that will help you with the pronounciation of our words. You will then make your very own Hangi lunch and we will leave this to cook on river stones before we depart on our tour excursion around Whangarei sharing the spectacular sights of our majestic waterfalls and sacred mountains and share the beautiful stories that go with them. We will arrive back to our home where you will smell the most enticing aroma that you can only get from a hangi, ready for your enjoyment. By this time you will feel very much at home as we share love and laughter over yummy kai or food (yet again). And as our day started we will end our day with a farewell ceremony before you are dropped off.

What's included

Food
Hangi lunch. Morning tea Make your own hangi lunch with fresh N.Z meats and/or vegetables. Please advise of any special…
Drinks
Hot and cold beverages Coffee, tea, milo, fruit juice and water is available at home any time and bottled water is provided…
Transportation
Mini-bus van
Equipment
Umbrellas for rain/shade

Your host

Mervyn And Rangimarie

Mervyn And Rangimarie

We are passionate and knowledgeable descendants of this land. We welcome you into our family home and offer you the most real, personal and authentic Maori cultural experience and tour in New Zealand. Our family are all enthusiastic Maori cultural performing artists and Mervyn is described by guests as the best storyteller you will meet. He has a tendency to stir your emotions from one extreme to the other, but one thing you will learn about us, is we love to laugh. We guarantee this experience will be one of, if not the highlight of your visit to Whangarei and even New Zealand.

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Where you'll be

Opening our family home to our guests, opens our hearts and you can't get any more personal than that. We share our insights on local places you should visit for sightseeing and favourite eateries, like the best fish n chip shops. We visit our most popular destination, the majestic Otuihau Whangarei Falls and our sacred mountain Parihaka, the biggest Maori Pa site in NZ, but only you will hear the magical stories behind these beautiful sights.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, 30th Aug    From 09:00 to 14:00.
£313 per person
8 of 8 spots left

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 2 and up can attend.

More tips

Cost of $580 will cover 1-2 people inclusive.
Mervyn And Rangimarie
food tasting
A real Maori Cultural experience
1 review
£313 per person
1 review
£313 per person