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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

    Available Bookings from January 22 to January 28

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    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Diana Robertson from United States wrote on 04 November 2017

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    Fun educational experience

    The kiwi tour was informative, as were the cultural demonstrations. The performance was good, and the interactive portion was fun. Enjoyed the dinner. All in all, a nice evening.

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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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    Andrew from Australia wrote on 04 January 2018

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    Entertaining Cultural Evening

    Our tour of the kiwis and other native wildlife was very interesting. The Maori welcome was dramatic and at the same time culturally enlightening. The time given for us to see how life was for the early Maoris was very limited and we felt rushed. What we did see, we would have enjoyed our evening even more if given more time. The singing and dance performance was beautiful.

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    Donna from Australia wrote on 02 October 2017

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    Fantastic

    Our family had an awesome time. The staff were awesome, performance was really great. Thank you so much, tbis was our last night in NZ and it was amazing ❤ Ka Pai

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