Hi, We are offering a cultural experiance for overseas visitors coming to New Zealand for the 2011 World Cup. Our marae (communial style accommodation)is situated on the banks of the Northern Wairoa River approximately 2 1/2 hours drive north of Auckland International Airport. We offer tours of the area including the majestic west coast beaches. Local history and traditions of our Maori hertitage is also shared. We can cater up to 10 to 100+ people if you are traveling in a group (price negoicated for group bookings). We also have ample parking space for camper vans whom wish to utilise the washing and showering facilities. Traditional style sleeping arrangement on the Marae relates simular to backpackers and to the cultural provision of mattress on floor.
Mattress, pillow, sheets and Pillow case are provided. You are responsibile for your own blanket.
Hangi making - traditional cooking
Hikoi - tramp local mountains
Tikanga - tradional protocol
haka & waiata - Maori action song & dance
Kete making - tradional weaving
Visits to local farms if required can be arranged
Situated in the northern tribal region of Ngati Whatua (tribe)the community is made up of low laying farm land and a rural township with approximately 1200 people living in a rural environment.
All confirmed bookings will receive a full booklet of protocol requirements.
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