Bay of Plenty Culture
The Maori are a tribal Polynesian people indigenous to New Zealand with a rich and unique culture which forms an integral part of life in New Zealand. There are many opportunities to experience traditional Maori culture firsthand in Bay of Plenty, the best place being a Marae (meeting grounds). more
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Mobile-friendly - A sacred place – a spiritual place. An evening with Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional hangi meal. See warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient war canoe). Home of the sacred Rainbow Spring and glow worms. Five minutes from the CBD. Nau Mai Haere Mai.
Mobile-friendly - More than just a place of myth and legend, this land has the power to heal and excite anyone who meets it, just as it has done for centuries. Come and discover New Zealand's most unique geothermal experience.
View the glow and richness of Maori traditions and culture forever preserved on DVD. See the Maori Haka, traditional welcome, and songs and dance. Travel back thousands of years to the coming of the Maori and watch their progress through the ages, their struggles in developing the land and the unfolding of their unique isolated culture.
45 minute hill climb through pine forest, native bush and farmland to reach the summit (224 metres) with panoramic coastal views, including The Mount (Mt Maunganui), Tauranga, Te Puke and towards Whakatane. At the summit is a former Maori pa site which, with terracing still visible, fires the imagination.
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