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Willowbank Kiwi Tour and Kotane (Maori Cultural Experience)

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Overview

A guided Willowbank Kiwi Tour and Kotane (Maori Cultural Experience) of Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch, New Zealand with a late afternoon/evening, with Kiwi viewing and Ko Tane Maori cultural experience where visitors are formally welcomed and guided through the Maori ‘pa’ (village) with an accompanying commentary on how the Maori lived in the past and used the land before the Europeans arrived. Expect your experience to be enriched by a Maori concert and an optional extra 4-course traditional ‘hangi’ dinner.

We pick you up from your lodging and transport you to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve for an hour-long tour and viewing of kiwis in their native surroundings. After the tour, gain insight into the fascinating Maori culture through Ko Tane, a cultural experience that includes a formal welcome, a guided tour through the Maori ‘pa’ (village) with an accompanying commentary on how the Maori lived in the past and used the land before the Europeans arrived. Expect an enriching cultural performance – a Maori concert that involves traditional greeting, ‘haka,’ ‘poi’ dances and action songs – to entertain you all throughout.

Together, the Kiwi Tour and Ko Tane last about 2 hours.

A four-course ‘hangi’ dinner follows Ko Tane. This traditional method of preparing food entails cooking the food by burying it on scalding hot rocks placed in a pit in the ground. This ‘hangi’ dinner is an optional extra and needs to be booked if you are interested.

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COST PER PERSON
October 2020 - September 2021

  • Adult: NZ$160
  • Child: NZ$75

Hangi Dinner extra:

  • Adult: NZ$75
  • Child: NZ$40

Children 3-13 years inclusive

Infants travel free

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