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Te Puia Early Te Pō Evening Experience - Māori Culture and Hangi Buffet

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Begin the memorable night with pickup at your Rotorua hotel (with advance request), or else make your own way to Te Puia. Get a sneak peek at the delectable dinner to come with a reveal of the hangi, a traditional Maori cooking method cooked in an earthen pit oven. Head to a Maori meeting house, constructed of intricately carved wood for a special pōwhiri (welcoming ceremony), followed by a storytelling performance featuring traditional costumes, music, and dance. After this high-energy entertainment, tuck into a hearty buffet featuring hangi specialties of chicken, lamb, veggies, and stuffing, along with soup, seafood, pasta, breads, and dips. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, and all the meat is halal, with pork cooked separately. Decadent dessert options available. With a satisfied stomach, step onto the waka (motorized people-mover) for a ride out into Te Puia’s bubbling geothermal valley to watch the Pōhutu geyser erupt!

What You'll Get


Experience an evening of authentic Maori food, movement, and music paired with the raw power of the Pōhutu geyser with a night at the Te Puia cultural center. Watch an energetic performance inside a carved Maori meeting house, followed by a delicious ‘hangi’ feast prepared in a traditional pit oven. Later, venture into the geothermal valley to sip hot chocolate under the stars and watch the eruption of the Southern Hemisphere's largest active geyser.Evening dinner and Maori cultural experience at Te PuiaWatch a welcoming ceremony and music and dance performance inside a carved Maori meeting houseFeast on a buffet dinner including specialties cooked in a authentic 'hangi' pit ovenWatch steaming meat and vegetable dishes come out of the ground during the hangi revealRide a motorized people-mover out into the starlit geothermal valleySip hot chocolate among bubbling rocks and watch the eruption of the Pōhutu geyser.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time
4:30 PM

3 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Te Puia in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.