Enjoy a traditional feast, cultural performances and an ancestral homeland that erupts in geothermal activity in one fascinating evening
Food & wine | History & culture
Spend an evening at a Maori village famed for its 500 geothermal wonders steeped in ancestral history. After a traditional welcome, you’ll be treated to a hangi feast prepared in a pit oven heated by hot stones. You’ll start with New Zealand mussels, rewena bread and a local drink made from manuka honey before tucking into the delicately flavoured hangi meats. After dinner, you’ll drive out through the stunningly lit geothermal valley to reach its violent centrepiece – the mighty Pohutu Geyser. It’s the ideal setting for stories on Maori mythology along with a range of cultural performances; there’s everything from dances to challenges.
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