Winners of both the Māori Tourism Award and Resilience & Innovation Award at the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2023.

  • 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.
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Return transport from central Rotorua.

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Haka Pōhiri (cultural welcome) on arrival.

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Forest kai horotai (summer season canapés).

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A shared celebration of stories, pastimes and connection within the Tawa forest.

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Kapahaka performed in our forest-formed amphitheatre, Tūāpapa.

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A torch-lit walk to a lavish three-course feast and complimentary aperitif.

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Hāngī shares the table with other Māori delicacies.

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Our unique menu blends tradition and innovation, with the very best of local, seasonal fare.

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