Welcome to Ko Tāne, a journey through time of an ancient people. Ko Tāne is an interactive Māori cultural experience that provides a look into our country's history from the past to the present day in a fun and informative experience.
Your experience at Ko Tāne will include your official welcome to Aotearoa New Zealand - this is a traditional Māori powhiri (welcome) that takes in the wero (warrior challenge) and hongi (pressing of noses between chief and visitor). Your experience then takes you into our fully interactive village where you will be shown the tools and skills of the Māori hunter, his cooking techniques, the games he played to pass away his day, and traditional instruments used to communicate with his gods.
You will be entertained with a 45-minute kapahaka performance, which includes action songs, poi dances (long and short poi), haka, stick games and weapons displays. The performance also gives you an opportunity to learn poi and the haka, and take the perfect memory photo.
End your day in Willowbank with a hāngī dinner. The chefs have captured the traditional tastes of a hāngī and mixed that with the excitement of contemporary flavours. Your dinner includes a buffet of pork, chicken, lamb, kumara, potatoes, salads and stuffing. There will be a licensed bar and an opportunity to feed the deer between courses.
Check-in time: 1715hrs
Please allow 3 hours for the entire experience.
How to Use
Please present your voucher upon entry on the day of your visit.
Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher shortly. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
60 Hussey Rd, Harewood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Ko Tāne is situated inside the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. For directions, please click here.