- Pā sit at the epicentre of our communities. They were places of physical refuge in times of war, and they remain sanctuaries for our mind and spirit.
- Pā are where we meet to discuss critical issues, where we celebrate occasions of significance and where we strengthen our own understanding of who we are.
- Te Pā Tū presents culture and kai (cuisine) events – sharing Māori history, traditions, and future aspirations across four hours of celebration and feasting.
Tū Te Rā reflects a time of year when the sun expresses its optimal energy. It is when our days are longest, and the sun’s energy and light nourish the natural world.Book Now
Return transport from central Rotorua and northern Taupō
Haka Pōwhiri (cultural welcome) on arrival.
Forest kai horotai (summer season canapés)
A shared celebration of stories, pastimes and connection within the Tawa forest.
Kapahaka performed in our forrest-formed amphitheatre, Tūāpapa.
A tourch-lit walk to a lavish three-course feast and complimentary aperitif.
Hāngī shares the table with other Māori delicacies.
Our unique menu blends tradition and innovation, with the very best of local, seasonal fare.
Learn more about our kai, curated by celebrated Māori chefs and prepared by our own ringawera in a seasonal menu of tradition and innovation.Learn More