Discover the customs, traditions and heart of our community

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, journey to our Marae in Te Araroa and discover the East Cape shores along the vast Pacific Ocean. Come to our unique gathering place, learn about Māori culture and community, and connect with the welcoming people of Ngāti Porou.

$95/person (minimum of 15 people)

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  • 3-hour marae based cultural experience
  • Traditional pohiri welcome
  • Learn about Māori history, customs and traditions
  • Engaging cultural songs and stories
  • See NZ’s oldest Pohutukawa tree – 600 years old
  • Hands on traditional weaving
  • Enjoy local delicacies and refreshments
  • Family friendly activities
  • Plenty of free parking on-site

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