Te Pā Tū is spread across 25 acres of lush forest landscape. Our main event is the Tū Te Rā - Summer Harvest Celebration this magical offering is ideal for a unique off-site dinner, gala function, or awards ceremony. We have a fleet of coaches and provide return transport from your Rotorua hotel.
New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Attraction, Te Pā Tū (Previously Tamaki Māori Village). Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (village) blanketed by towering Tawa trees, its blazing bonfires, and forest-formed amphitheatre. Te Pā Tū offers 4-hour evening events that change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar. During summer, Tū Te Rā celebrates harvest, and explore concepts in ancient Māori warfare and peace. Across winter, Tū Te Ihi celebrates the Matariki star cluster, a new lunar year, the promise they herald.
Cultural knowledge unique to each season is shared through rituals, songs, stories across the event as is local, seasonal kai - plentiful and delicious. Kai horotai (indigenous canapes) are followed by a torch lit walk to a lavish 3-course fusion feast. Our famous traditional hāngi shares the table with other seasonal delicacies prepared with Māori and global techniques but all drawing inspiration from Māori flavours, healing properties, history, heroes.