Situated within the tribal lands of Ngati Tuwharetoa Poronui has a rich cultural history being an important trail or travelling route for early Maori.
Poronui is fortunate to be able to offer its guests an insight to the cultural richness of the region. An authentic cultural outdoor experience is available on neighbouring Maori land. Enjoy the Kai Waho Experience, which literally means outdoor cuisine, and when combined with native bush surroundings is the complete outdoor experience.
The Experience also includes:
- A culinary experience and journey into the history of Maori kai (food)
- Exploring the tranquil sub alpine forest
- Learning about the indigenous flora and fauna as well as its significance to its Ngati Tuwharetoa kaitiaki (caretakers).
A Unique Cultural Journey
This is a unique, high quality Maori cultural journey. You will enter the remote Ngati Tuwharetoa tribal lands at Tamau Pa. From Tamau Pa you have exclusive access to a magnificent wilderness boasting native flora and fauna in a sub-alpine forest. Your guide, Tom Loughlin – tangata whenua (person of the land) is not only passionate about his culture, but also a professional chef and expert hunter/gatherer. Tom uses traditional Maori gathering techniques and cooking methods to create a magnificent hangi feast while sharing knowledge and stories.
This is an authentic experience and an opportunity to learn about this special place and its people. For more information, please contact us
or call Eve at Poronui on +64-7-384 2080.