Shrouded by the beauty of the Waitangi Treaty grounds, the carved Maori house is a meeting house for people by day, and a theatre for international tourists by night.
Six nights* a week the marae is transformed into a magical setting where performers from the Culture North night show tell visitors to Northland the real story of New Zealand. A contemporary production combining drama, music and dance, the show relates the traditional story of how two cultures; Maori and European, settled in New Zealand.
Intimately and authentically staged, the journey begins as you are ushered through the historic grounds where the treaty was signed. Modern day descendents of both cultures meet and welcome guests to this special place beginning with an authentic Maori welcome and ending with the re-enactment of the story of their forefathers, both of whom arrived by sea in this mysterious and beautiful land.
Dramatic lighting, a powerful and intelligently written script, and uplifting music and song has stirred thousands of international visitors to emotional depths as significant moments in New Zealand’s history are carefully and sensitively portrayed in this natural and deeply historical environment. After the show, guests are invited to meet and mingle with the cast to ask them each their own story of how they arrived in God’s own country.
• 7.30pm complimentary pick up
• Traditional welcome to Waitangi
• The live drama of the Night Show
• Mixing with cast and public
• 9.30pm Return to accommodation
• Duration 2 hours
Waitangi Treaty Grounds Inside the carved house
$65 per person (including transport)
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October-January, April: 4 nights week - Mon, Wed, Thur & Sat
February-March: 6 nights a week - Mon to Sat
Other days by arrangement