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Maori Experience - Guided Kiwi Tour, Performance and Hangi. Ko Tane

Ko Tane is the South Island’s ONLY Maori Culture Performance and Hangi Dinner & Willowbank is the ONLY place where you can meet New Zealand's Big 5 wildlife

 

Based at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Ko Tane is an interactive Maori cultural experience that provides a look into our country’s history from the past to the present day in a fun and informative way.

 

Your evening at Willowbank & Ko Tane will include:

  • Entry to Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

  • Guided Kiwi Tour

  • Traditional Maori powhiri or welcome

  • Full interactive village
  • Kapahaka performance
  • 4 course dinner with hāngī cooked mains
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    In the village you will be shown the tools and skills of the Maori hunter, his cooking techniques, (your hangi dinner being lifted out of the ground) the games he played to pass away his day and traditional instruments used to communicate with his Gods.

    The 45 minute kapahaka performance includes action songs, poi dances, (long and short poi), haka, stick games, weapons displays and the opportunity to learn the poi and haka.

    Finally enjoy a four course dinner with hangi cooked mains served by the same performers that entertained you.

    This is a unique opportunity to experience New Zealand’s wildlife, culture and kai (food) all in one place.

    Ko Tane is just 20 minutes from Christchurch CBD and 10 minutes from Christchurch Airport.

    Transport is not included. Return transfer from central Christchurch accommodation is on request for $30 per person and can be arranged directly with the operator after booking.

     

    Price: $165 per person

    Guided Kiwi Tour starts at 4.30pm

    Ko Tane Experience starts at 5.30pm

    Check in Time 4.20pm or earlier

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    Cheryl from New Zealand wrote on 30 January 2020

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    Excellent highly recommended!!

    I thoroughly recommend visiting the Ko Tane experience, with Kiwi tour and Hangi. It was our last big experience before my parents head home to the UK and we finished on a high! The explanation of everything was great and the food was as fantastic! It was a lovely touch that my dad was selected as visiting Chief. I can’t recommend this enough!

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    Nathan from Australia wrote on 28 September 2019

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    Great day/night out

    Family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed the wildlife park. It was well set out and easy to navigate around. The animals were so friendly. Rachael our guide for the kiwi tour was so knowledgeable. The highlight was definitely the Maori cultural experience. The performers were fantastic and personalised the night. We learnt so much. JD our host made the night run smooth and was great, serving up a fantastic hangi. The deer feeding was a bonus treat for everyone! Highly recommend this experience. Allow 2-3 hrs to explore the park.

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    Sandra Hinton from Australia wrote on 16 September 2019

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    It was awesome

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    ROBYN from Australia wrote on 19 March 2020

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    Fantastic insight to the Maouri culture .

    A great animal park and did see the Kiwi bird Then had the Maori show alwhich was fantastic after the show we all had the Hungi which was absolutely delish and plenty to around .would definitely recommend this on your bucket list here in Christchurch .

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    Anonymous from Spain wrote on 06 March 2020

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    Good effort, but not impressive

    The group was too young to be impressive. Way too many people (tourists) on the experience

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