Maori Culture


Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori Cultural Centre

Te Hana
Te Hana Te Ao Marama Maori Cultural Centre
317 State Highway 1          Phone: 09 423 8701

Te Hana Te Ao Marama Marae provides marae style living in a modern architectural context. Marae stays can be arranged for groups of 10 or more, all stays include a powhiri (welcome ceremony) onto the marae (meeting hall). All linen and a cooked breakfast are included (other meals by arrangement). Modern bathroom facilities with disabled access are adjacent to the marae. Starlight evening tours and Maori cultural concerts can be arranged. (Te Hana is around 100kms north of Auckland).

Contemporary Maori art work at Maruata

2 Kuirau Street          

Maruata is a Maori owned and operated holiday home near Kuirau Park and two minutes drive from Rotorua CBD. A bonus for guests is the outdoor thermal spa, and complimentary Whittaker's chocolate and cans of L&P (Lemon and Paeroa soda) on check-in. Muruata sleeps four, five if the fifth is an infant. Rates are stepped, reducing in cost depending on length of stay, eg. stay 2 nights and pay $295 per night, stay 3 and pay $280 per night.

Tiki Lodge

Tiki Lodge
104 Tuwharetoa Street         Phone: 07 377 4545

The local Maori hosts at Tiki Lodge provide smiles for free and lake and mountain views for cheap. Book a bed in this modern, Maori flavoured lodge from $22-24 per night. Female only dorms available as well as rooms with shared bathroom, kitchenette and TV, from $70.

Moanarua Beach Cottage

Moanarua Beach Cottage
2 Hoterini Street
Phone: 07 312 5924

Experience a Maori cultural home stay at Moanarua Beach Cottage from $150 per night including continental breakfast. Relax in the spa or take a short walk to Ohope beach. Fishing trips can be arranged, there are also bikes and kayaks for hire.

Maraehako Bay Retreat

Maraehako Bay
Maraehako Bay Retreat
State Highway 35           Phone: 07 325 2648

Maraehako Bay Retreat is located on the beach and is surrounded by rocks. There is a boat ramp onsite and fishing charters are an option.