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Christchurch Maori Concert and Kiwi Viewing

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Christchurch Maori Concert and Kiwi Viewing

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Treat yourself to a special evening at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch. Experience a traditional Maori cultural performance and view the kiwi bird in its natural habitat. Visit the Ko Tane marae, a living Maori village, where you’re informed and entertained with Maori dance and song including the ‘haka' (war dance). Then observe endangered North Island brown kiwis and South Island kiwis— flightless birds native to New Zealand.
  • Discover Maori culture on this night tour from Christchurch
  • Visit the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and see native Kiwi's in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a Maori concert filled with song, dance and the haka!
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Christchurch
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

4:00 PM
After pickup from your Christchurch accommodation, you’re transferred to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, site of the Ko Tane Maori cultural experience. Start your engaging evening with a greeting ceremony as you listen to the powhiri (conch) and participate in hongi (pressing of noses).

At Ko Tane marae, a makeshift Maori village, watch an entertaining performance consisting of waiata ringa (action songs with a hand display), poi dances and haka (war dances). 

After the concert, enjoy the opportunity to observe New Zealand's iconic kiwi bird in its natural habitat. Willowbank Wildlife Reserve is the only privately owned reserve in the world where these endangered native species can be viewed in the open.

Your 2.5-hour experience ends with return transport to your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Leisure Tours

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Christchurch Maori Concert and Kiwi Viewing?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers.

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The kiwi enclosure was closed during...
Tamara F
, Apr 2017
The kiwi enclosure was closed during the day due to flooding, but we were lucky enough to have it opened up for us on this tour. We loved seeing and learning about the native animals. The Maori concert was both educational and entertaining. Our daughter even had the opportunity to hop on stage and participate in a traditional dance!!
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It would have been better if at...
Sally F
, Oct 2012
It would have been better if at least the actors looked like Maori. We attended something similar on the north island a few years ago and it was much more original. Too much effort trying to get audience participation.
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Funny and kind of kitschy. Did not do...
Deborah D
, Dec 2010
Funny and kind of kitschy. Did not do the dinner and glad we did not. The wildlife was interesting and the girl who did the tour was full of good info about the birds of New Zealand.
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This was fairly entertaining and...
Barry B
, Sep 2010
This was fairly entertaining and instructive. The lighting outside was too low to take decent photos and the kiwis were almost impossible to see in the dark (OK, they are nocturnal but some red lights could help!). The dancing and singing were good, as were the stick-swapping and ball-twirling.
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To short for the price. Not what we...
Judith A
, Jul 2010
To short for the price. Not what we expected. Been to one in north island. beat this one hands down! Get your act together Chch
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star-5
Great evening made extra special by my...
Nina B
, Mar 2010
Great evening made extra special by my husband being made chief. Lovely seeing the Kiwi.
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Excellent tour! A must do while in...
Michelle F
, Jul 2009
Excellent tour! A must do while in Christchurch. Good value for money. Bus driver did a city tour as well on the way back to the hotel.
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My daughter and I really enjoyed the...
Nancy C
, Apr 2009
My daughter and I really enjoyed the concert and found it very interesting plus a bit of fun as well. The kiwis were fascinating as were all the other animals. Thank you for an informative and enjoyable evening.
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star-4
A lovely night, the driver/guide looked...
Nicola S
, Mar 2009
A lovely night, the driver/guide looked after us well, the performance was good fun and you got to join in.
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What a wonderful show! It was a little...
Todd C
, May 2007
What a wonderful show! It was a little disappointing that we couldn't take pictures of the show itself. However, the entire experience was definitely worth it. Thank you!
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