Enjoy a traditional feast, cultural performances and an ancestral homeland that erupts in geothermal activity in one fascinating evening
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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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Free car hire
Covering many of New Zealand's highlights, this luxury self-drive starts in Auckland in the North Island, New Zealand's City of Sails and ends in the South Island at the picturesque lakeside town of Queenstown in the heart of the Southern Alps.
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