Māori Welcome & Animal farm experience

History experience
Hosted by Joe
The host of this experience
2.5 hours total
Offered in English
Prices may vary depending on the date you select.
About your host, Joe
I'm of Māori heritage. My great-great-great-grandparents were among the first people to settle in Central Otago. I have a deep love for this area and a strong connection to it. I want to share my passion for Māori culture and offer you a personal journey through our history and region.
What we’ll do
See the Central Otago land first travelled by the Māori people and learn about the customs and traditions that still thrive with a whakataū/welcome. We'll visit an area where the first non-Māori people—European settlers guided by the chief of the Tuturau—visited in 1853. You'll connect to Māori culture as you experience the Wero/Challenge laid down by a Māori warrior brandishing a Taiaha and learn…
What I’ll provide
Taiaha weapon 󳀁
Who can come
Guests ages 13 and up can attend.
If you can't see suitable availability, send me a message and I'll see what I can do to host you.
Where we’ll be
From Queenstown lakefront CBD, it's a 10 minute walk along the Queenstown footpath about 250m past Rydges. We'll stand where Māori walked and hunted for food, and we'll experience the traditions of the Māori people. You will be challenged (Wero) with the Taiaha to confirm why you are here. Acknowledged by the tangata whenua (people of the land) and connected from being manuhiri/visitors to whanau/family. And embraced by the Haka.
Māori Welcome & Animal farm experience
Hosted by Joe
$62 per person