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Mataatua: The House That Came Home

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Mataatua: The House That Came Home

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Mataatua, Te Manuka Tutahi, 105 Muriwai Drive, Whakatane 3120 New Zealand
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Auckland to Waitomo, Taupo & Bay of Plenty 5-Day Private Tour
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Auckland to Waitomo, Taupo & Bay of Plenty 5-Day Private Tour

See stunning scenery and some of the best natural sights New Zealand has to offer. Experience an extraordinary adventure while marvelling at a cave full of glowworms and experience New Zealand’s living Maori culture. Feel the power of the volcanic & geothermal forces of nature as well as amazing beaches in the Taupo and Bay of Plenty regions of New Zealand’s North Island.
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Carryonupthekhyber wrote a review Nov 2019
Martinborough, New Zealand29 contributions9 helpful votes
Recommended. Well organized and presented, with the best sound and light show we have seen. A good way to gain a little insight into Maori history and culture.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Mataatua, Guest Relations Manager at Mataatua: The House That Came Home
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Kia ora Carryonupthekhyber, Thanks for your kind words and compliments, we're glad you enjoyed your time with us. We're very proud of Hiko: Legends Carved in Light, the Mataatua digital spectacle, and it's great to know it's still winning fans, as it has done since day one. Thanks again and kia haumaru te hāere - travel safe! Ngā mihi mahana Te Whānau @ Mataatua
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kswindail wrote a review Oct 2019
Mirrabooka, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
We loved our morning here. Felt so welcomed and learnt a great deal. The experience was very personal. l
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Mataatua, Guest Relations Manager at Mataatua: The House That Came Home
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Tēnā koe kswindail, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you, but we just wanted to say thank you very much for, first of all, taking the time out to visit us here at Mataatua and then posting such kind feedback. We're very grateful. Ngā mihi mahana Te Whānau @ Mataatua
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wetraveln0w wrote a review Jul 2019
Montpellier, France117 contributions41 helpful votes
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I wasn't really excited about this activity, but we had a couple of free hours before our next scheduled activity and a lady at the tourist office highly recommended it. So glad we went. Usually, I don't enjoy "cultural" activities - they feel forced and fake. This one
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Mataatua, Guest Relations Manager at Mataatua: The House That Came Home
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Kia ora wetraveln0w, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you but we just wanted to say thanks so much for the awesome feedback and that we're glad you had such a great time spending time with us! We feel very privileged to be able to share our unique culture, history and traditions with visitors from all over the world and it's nice to know our commitment to being sincere and genuine in the way we host our visitors is recognised and valued. Thanks again e hoa, and we'll be sure to pass on your compliments to Tame! Ngā mihi mahana Te Whānau @ Mataatua
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Darcie704 wrote a review Jun 2019
Auckland, New Zealand19 contributions1 helpful vote
From the formal welcome onto the Marae to the Maori fried bread and Kawakawa tea after the light show this was a wonderful experience. The story of the meeting house removal for overseas exhibitions exposes our early colonial thinking. The story of the settlement of Whakatane
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from Mataatua, Guest Relations Manager at Mataatua: The House That Came Home
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Kia ora Darcie704, Sorry it has taken so long to respond to your comment and thanks so much for your kind words, especially for highlighting that Mataatua is an experience relevant to all New Zealanders. As you would have learned when you visited, Mataatua Wharenui was showcased at the most significant international exhibitions of the late 1800s and early 1900s, making it one of our country's earliest representatives! Thanks again for helping us get the word out to our fellow Kiwis! Ngā mihi mahana Te Whānau @ Mataatua
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MollyD1953 wrote a review May 2019
Busselton, Australia71 contributions27 helpful votes
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What a passionate and experienced crew. The young people knew their stuff and were obviously very passionate about their culture. Beautifully restored Maori meeting house. Great ‘show’ all round. Really worth the visit.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Mataatua, Guest Relations Manager at Mataatua: The House That Came Home
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Kia ora MollyD1953, Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you, but we just wanted to say thanks for your very kind feedback. We love what we do, and it makes it all the more enjoyable when our visitors take time out to let us know what a good time they had sharing in our sacred house and culture, so thanks heaps for that! Ngā mihi mahana Te Whānau @ Mataatua
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