TE PA TU
Tamaki Māori Village is the most award-winning cultural attraction in New Zealand and is voted the 7th best experience in the world by Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice award.
Te Pā Tū (formerly Tamaki Māori Village) is the only cultural experience in New Zealand, to win the Supreme New Zealand Tourism Award. In 2018 our Evening Experience was voted #7 Best Attraction in the world – Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Award. We are the most award winning cultural experience in New Zealand.
Te Pā Tū shares Māori history, traditions, and cultural aspirations across 4-hours of celebration and feasting. Feast on song, drama, tradition, and divine seasonal kai (cuisine) within our forest Pā (village) –blanketed by towering Tawa trees, blazing bonfires, and forest-formed amphitheatre.
Our events change with each season of the maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar.
Summer: Tū Te Rā - Across this lunar phase, the sun expresses optimal energy, the days are longer, and light nourishes the natural world.
Winter: Tū Te Ihi includes the time in the earth’s cycle when Matariki stars are high and bright in winter skies. Tū Te Ihi references the energy and passion stirred by the Matariki cluster and the promise they herald.