State Highway 1 Reopens 18 December

State Highway 1 is open north of Kaikoura and we are pleased to announce bus service will return to this route from 18 December onwards.  Services will operate daily morning and afternoon's in both directions between Picton and Christchurch, both of which will have Gold seat upgrades available.

The Coastal Pacific will be back to service as early as possible for the 2018/2019 season and it is hoped the season will be extended if possible. This could mean an earlier start date than September 2018. We will continue to keep you updated as a return to service date becomes clearer. In the meantime we can book coach transportation for you between Picton and Christchurch.

 

 

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Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Experience & Hangi Dinner

An unforgettable 3.5 hour Maori Culture experience!

Journey to an authentic Maori village nestled in Rotorua forest and be formally welcomed into the sacred grounds, where amidst crackling village fires you will discover Maori art forms, ancient rituals and Maori traditions.

Share in thrilling song and dance, and then enjoy a 3 course meal with your Maori hosts.

Prices include:
3.5 hour Maori Cultural Experience - New Zealand’s best and most award-winning!
Buffet dinner feast
Free transport to and from your Rotorua accommodation

TRADITIONAL
Your Tamaki coach will pick you up from your Rotorua Accommodation. As you make your way to the village you will learn of the Maori migration, protocols when entering another village and a chief is selected to represent your tribe. Share in the Powhiri; our ancient ceremony of welcome before you are invited into a pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa forest.

INTERACTIVE
Enter a living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, carving and demonstrations on how our food was cooked and preserved many years ago.
See, touch, take time and talk to our people as you wander through our village- you will be invited to participate in stick games, warrior training, learn the poi and we will also teach you how to perform the fearsome haka!

EDUCATIONAL
Witness the earth being scraped carefully away from the hangi pit by your Maori chef, to reveal baskets laden with a sumptuous, mouth watering feast, which has been cooked beneath the ground on hot stones.

ENTERTAINING
At the heart of the village, enter ancestral Meeting House and relax as our family entertains you with a powerful cultural performance including action songs, short and long poi, weaponry displays, stick games and the world famous "haka" - Maori War Dance.

FEASTING
The sharing of food is an important part of the Maori custom - so we now invite you to join the traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by our New Zealand dessert.
The evening draws to an end with the Poroporoaki - the official closing ceremony.

There will be waiata (songs) and whaikorero (speeches), before you are safely transferred back to your Rotorua accommodation. 

Children aged 5-15 years.

Tamaki Maori Village Cultural Experience & Hangi Dinner
Sun 10 Dec
Mon 11 Dec
Tue 12 Dec
Wed 13 Dec
Thu 14 Dec Fri 15 Dec Sat 16 Dec
Departure City Arrival City Departure Time Arrival Time
Fares
Fare Type Adults Price Child Price
 
Rotorua Rotorua 06:15 PM 09:45 PM

Day Excursions :-

Tour TRAVEL FROM Rotorua TO Rotorua ONLY

An unforgettable 3.5 hour Maori Culture experience!

Journey to an authentic Maori village nestled in Rotorua forest and be formally welcomed into the sacred grounds, where amidst crackling village fires you will discover Maori art forms, ancient rituals and Maori traditions.

Share in thrilling song and dance, and then enjoy a 3 course meal with your Maori hosts.

Prices include:
3.5 hour Maori Cultural Experience - New Zealand’s best and most award-winning!
Buffet dinner feast
Free transport to and from your Rotorua accommodation

TRADITIONAL
Your Tamaki coach will pick you up from your Rotorua Accommodation. As you make your way to the village you will learn of the Maori migration, protocols when entering another village and a chief is selected to represent your tribe. Share in the Powhiri; our ancient ceremony of welcome before you are invited into a pre-European Maori Village nestled within a native Tawa forest.

INTERACTIVE
Enter a living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by, including facial tattooing, weaving, carving and demonstrations on how our food was cooked and preserved many years ago.
See, touch, take time and talk to our people as you wander through our village- you will be invited to participate in stick games, warrior training, learn the poi and we will also teach you how to perform the fearsome haka!

EDUCATIONAL
Witness the earth being scraped carefully away from the hangi pit by your Maori chef, to reveal baskets laden with a sumptuous, mouth watering feast, which has been cooked beneath the ground on hot stones.

ENTERTAINING
At the heart of the village, enter ancestral Meeting House and relax as our family entertains you with a powerful cultural performance including action songs, short and long poi, weaponry displays, stick games and the world famous "haka" - Maori War Dance.

FEASTING
The sharing of food is an important part of the Maori custom - so we now invite you to join the traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by our New Zealand dessert.
The evening draws to an end with the Poroporoaki - the official closing ceremony.

There will be waiata (songs) and whaikorero (speeches), before you are safely transferred back to your Rotorua accommodation. 

Children aged 5-15 years.

Departure : 1220 Hinemaru Street
Arrival : 1220 Hinemaru Street