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Wedding Maori Powhiri and Welcome provided by WanaHaka Tours

Wedding Maori Powhiri and Welcome

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Overview
If you are looking to include New Zealand Maori culture and a Welcome to Wanaka/Queenstown and to your special day this Powhiri welcome is a unique and special memory to include in your wedding day. Because it is personalised we can discuss what best suits your needs, from experience it is ideally suited prior to the Bride, Groom and Wedding party entering the reception, or at a gathering with all guests and family prior to the wedding day itself. The Bridge and Groom get a bone carving and the guests and wedding party get an experience they will remember in your wedding forever.
Important Information
Duration
30m
Inclusions
  • All activities
  • Entry/Admission - WanaHaka Tours
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to and from the venue by WanaHaka® will be added as a separate charge.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Shane Sharlene R wrote a review Oct 2019
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We recently used Joe from WanaHaka To surprise our daughter and new son in law on their very special day. The wedding guests were a mix of both Kiwis and Aussies. This experience was very well received. Both bride and groom loved it. We all loved and learned so much. Joe
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Wedding Maori Powhiri and Welcome
Responded 6 Nov 2019
My absolute honour to welcome your lovely daughter and new son in law and all guests to the Central Otago region and specifically the Cardrona Hotel where the Mihi Whakataū/ Māori Welcome was. Hope you had a wonderful time here in Wanaka. Mā te wā / Until next time. Joe
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Kseniya N wrote a review Mar 2019
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I reached out to Joe approximately 10 months before our special day in Gibbston Valley, Central Otago. Since the very first email he was absolutely amazing and super helpful. My husband comes from a Maori heritage and I really wanted to honour his ancestors on our wedding day.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Wedding Maori Powhiri and Welcome
Responded 5 Apr 2019
Kseniya and Travis, Such a beautiful honour it was to deliver the Whakata at your wedding reception entry. Your mana and spirit was truely connected with the whenua/land which i felt. To many beautiful years of marriage and next time you are down we are out on a Wine Tour with Māori Culture to acknowledge past and present. Arohanui Joe
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Polly wrote a review Jan 2019
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Topped off a remarkable wedding in a remarkable destination. Joe was simply incredible with his performance and then with his explanation of the Maori Powhiri and Welcome. A great insight for everyone as to what it all actually means. Thoroughly enjoyed by all and would
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Kelcey M wrote a review Jan 2019
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I brought my family visiting from the states to see Joe's Maori Whakataū at the Wanaka Tree and the experience was incredible. Joe was warm and welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable. My parents have visited me here in Wanaka four other times and said this was a highlight of all
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Wedding Maori Powhiri and Welcome
Responded 6 Jan 2019
Kia ora Kelcey and whanau, Thanks so much for allowing me to share the Māori culture with your fam, was so much fun and your Mum and Dad were awesome. Great memories for both sides. Ngā Mihi Joe
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Mahdi-Jhan Sandford wrote a review Nov 2018
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My husband and I were very fortunate to have Joe Waide from WanaHaka perform a Whakatau for our wedding in Queenstown, this entailed a beautiful Whaikorero (opening greeting), Haka (traditional maori war dance) and hongi (greeting). I found Joes number via the WanaHaka website
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Date of experience: October 2018
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This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

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mattwH5060FH
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Unbelievable Experience and host
We had the most amazing time on this wine tour. Joe was an amazing host who knew the area and heritage so well and
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190sandhyar
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Incredible day with Joe of Wanahaka!!
Joe was an amazing guide! Funny, knowledgeable and generous. I loved my day out with him, which included three visi
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laurenkiwi
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Wanahaka Experience - Best Maori Culture Immersion
Wanahaka with Joe is by far the best Maori culture experience available in New Zealand. Joe is the perfect vehicle
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flavorly
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Interesting and Enjoyable
We were in Wanaka on a bike trip and on our last night in NZ together, Joe performed a traditional Maori ritual and
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dizzydallas
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Best Day Ever
Our experience here was unforgettable. Joe managed to weave together bits of Maori history, language, and culture w
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415gisellem
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Great cultural and wine experience with Joe
Joe picked us up from our Airbnb and right away began sharing Maori history and culture. We visited 3 wineries and
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kattyhendo
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Outstanding Māori experience
Outstanding morning with Joe. The welcome was phenomenal and so atmospheric in situ. He brought so much knowledge t
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Andrew S
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Amazing Educational Maori Experience
As with other reviews Joe’s Maori welcome and educational experience was one of the highlights of our NZ South Isl
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Centerport
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Maori Wine tour
“We had a very enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting at 3 lovely wineries. But what made this experience special was
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AnasuyaM
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Enthralling Brief History of Maori Culture
Joe was amazing - from giving us specific directions to reach the venue, to providing a very captivating peek into
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Laksagirl
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Fantastic, authentic and unique Wanaka experience!
We were delighted to spend the day with Joe as he took us to three lovely wineries around Wanaka. After a tradition
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karenwoolley11
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Pressing noses, pressing grapes - this tour has it all!
From the moment Joe connects with you via the Hongi (pressing noses greeting), you know you are in for a very perso
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kapl4327
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Great tour of Wanaka Wine Country with my parents
My parents and I went on this wine tour with Joe -- we visited three wineries (Rippon, Maude, and Maori Point). All
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teyyya01
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Fantastic wine tour!
Joe is a beautiful soul with such extensive knowledge on the culture and wineries. We thoroughly enjoyed our day an
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zandaleem
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WanaHaka wine tourz
Joe was an absolutely fantastic guide, and I could not recommend this tour enough. A great mix of culture and wine.
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