New Zealand’s Most Awarded Cultural Attraction, Tamaki Māori Village presents TE PĀ TŪ


Book now for this special June 2022 season. 

Share in the ihi –energy and passion – of Matariki, in a feast of culture and cuisine in an age-old Tawa Forest, blazing bonfires and forest formed amphitheatre.

Tū Te Ihi shares ancient concepts, performance, and rituals linked to the Matariki cluster of stars which are high and bright in winter skies – including the mystical Ahi Taitai (fire ceremony)

Come together, share ideas, feast and reflect on the year passed, and contemplate the year ahead.

Seasonal kai horotai (delicacies) beneath the forest canopy, like roasted tuna (eel), creamy pāua ember warmed kumara and steaming boil up soup, lead to a lantern lit walk and lavish three course family share hākari.

Hāngī is just one of the stars sharing the table with many more Māori delicacies, prepared fusion style.

Celebrate Matariki with us and Tū Te Ihi.


  • Adult: $245.00
  • Couple: $490.00
  • Child (5-15yrs): $99.00

Who has designed the Tū Te Ihi Matariki feast? 

Christopher Stockdale

Kaitunu Kai (Guest Chef)

Ngāti Kahungunu , Ngāi Tahu Matawhāiti


Described as a creative and passionate chef, the man behind the award-winning Little Jean in Double Bay, Sydney and currently chef and co-GM at Wallingford Homestead, Hawkes Bay, Chris brings his much-loved modern, fresh & seasonal take on food to Te Pā Tū.   

Inspired by Tauhara North No.2 Trust social and environmental commitment to new generations as well as a love for his own Māori heritage, Chris’s menu centres on produce sourced on and around Tauhara whenua – with an emphasis on foraging and the use of passionate, ethical artisans. 

Chris’s menus were included in the 2018 international edition of ‘Where Chefs’ Eat,’ revered by his global cheffy peers and recognised for its ‘best breakfast’ by Broadsheet. He was featured in Time Out, Vogue Australia, Simon’s Food Favourites blog, Scott Bolles’ Short Black column in SMH, The Good Food guide.   

Experience Includes


4 hours of performance, entertainment, and kai hākari (feasting) 

  • Forest canapes
  • Complimentary chef choice aperitif 
  • Three course Māori-fusion feast
  • Complimentary return transport from central Rotorua or Northern Taupo

Children welcome
Special dietary options available
Licensed bar – with kai paired wine list option
Wheelchair and child buggy accessible
Dress for warmth and comfort

Use promo code: MATARIKI10 to access your limited 10% discount offer.