Visit the local Marae (Maori Meeting House) where you will experience a Powhiri (Maori welcome). After the welcome you will assist in preparing the hangi (traditional meal cooked underground). This involves wrapping and preparing the meat and vegetables as needed, and assisting in laying the food in prepared baskets to be lowered into the ground. This is a fun way to get to know the community of this small village, and learn the essence behind the ‘hangi’. Following lunch, you will board your helicopter and enjoy a scenic flight to White Island, with aerial views of the active crater before landing on this lunar like surface. Here you will be able to stand on and walk around the island’s active crater floor, viewing active steam vents 'fumaroles', hot streams, vibrant sulphur formations and the steaming crater. You will also land on the summit of Mt Tarawera and enjoy informed commentary about the Mountain’s relatively recent eruptive history as well as spectacular views of the craters and domes formed by the 1886 eruption. The return flight is an opportunity to reflect on a lifetime experience whilst viewing even more of the Bay of Plenty’s spectacular scenery.
Private Maori Encounter & White Island Helicopter Excursion (8 Hours )
- Air & Helicopter Tours
- Culture, History & Arts
- Islands & Beaches
- Walking & Biking
- Wildlife & Nature
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Seasonz Travel is a luxury travel company specializing in tailor-made travel holidays in New Zealand and the South Pacific. We cater for the independent traveler and Group & Incentive travel. We also offer specialist services for VIPs such as dignitaries, celebrities and government officials. Seasonz has access to New Zealand’s leading luxury lodges, villas, hotels, B&B’s and private islands. We offer New Zealand’s best experiences and local guides, as well as specialty travel, including food & wine, golf, adventure, honeymoons, expedition & tailored set departures.
Insider TipNew Zealand is a great place to visit in our shoulder season (April-May, Sep-Nov). New Zealand’s premium properties offer discounted rates over this time and it combines well with the South Pacific.
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