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Haka & Hangi

Māori food & culture

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An extremely popular form of evening entertainment for visitors in Rotorua is the Haka & Hangi experience.

Though heavily commercialised, it’s still a good introduction to Māori customs and traditions. It usually involves kapa haka (traditional performing arts) and a hangi (feast cooked in the earth).

Many of the big hotels offer on-site packages, but the most authentic experience is likely to be had at Tamaki Māori Village (this entry’s map location), Mitai Māori Village, or at Te Puia.

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Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Kristina D.C. Hoeppner