Early Te Pō experience - Māori culture and hangi buffet coming soon
From October 1st, 2019 - Te Puia will now offer an earlier evening experience with Early Te Pō that begins at 4:30pm.
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
4.30pm – Arrival / Intro / Hāngi lifting
4.45pm – Pōwhiri – Māori welcome
5.30pm – Buffet Hāngi Dinner
6.45pm – Geyser viewing and hot chocolate
7.30pm – Depart