Maori Culture Experience in New Zealand
Rotorua is recognized as the Maori cultural centre of New Zealand, and there are many reasons to visit, Mike Watt explains for the Epoch Times.
“For well over 100 years an infusion of culture has permeated the region, delighting and educating visitors with an experience that is as unique as it is enriching.” Mike Watt writes for the Epoch Times.
“With over one third of the population of Rotorua being of Maori descent, the spirit of cultural sharing, hospitality and friendship is alive and well.
“The modern tourist industry is a major source of employment in Rotorua, pumping valuable dollars into the local economy.
“From the traditional sacred welcoming ceremony to the awesome, spine tingling haka and the sumptuous multi-course hangi feast, an enriching evening awaits those fortunate enough to experience a live cultural show in Rotorua.”
Some places to experience include the Tamaki Village, Mitai Village and Te Puia Village, which all offer unique experiences including nature walks, natural hot pools, and sights of Rotorua’s geothermal activity.
Original story by Mike Watt, Epoch Times, November 14 2014