Maori Cultural Experience
Rotorua, New Zealand
Begin the morning with a private transfer to a “marae” or local Maori meeting house, on the shore of Lake Rotoiti and experience a genuine Maori welcome, known as a “powhiri.” Spend time in the ancestral house or “whare tupuna” talking with locals about the rich history of this tribe and the area before preparing a “hangi” meal. Assisting the chef, make final preparations with the food before placing it underground to cook. While the food is cooking, we head out sailing on Lake Rotoiti on board a 53-foot catamaran with options for fishing, swimming, shared geothermal heated pools only accessed by boat, and morning tea. Return back to the marae for the delicious hangi feast overlooking picturesque Lake Rotoiti.
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