The Kai Waho Experience

The Maori phrase Kai Waho can be translated as outdoor cuisine. It can also describe a master, or teacher, of the ways of the wilderness.

For guests at Tamau P, on the beautiful tribal lands of the Tuwharetoa iwi, both these meanings merge to create an unforgettable food and wilderness experience unparalleled elsewhere.

Tamau P, our comfortable whare (cabin), is situated on the eastern rim of the Taupo basin. Set in picturesque surroundings, at 3,000 feet, it is accessible only via an exhilarating 35 minute off-road journey in a 4 wheel drive. Guests have exclusive access to a magnificent native wilderness boasting native flora and fauna in a sub-alpine forest. The beautiful Ripia River runs through this stunning terrain.

The Maori phrase Kai Waho can be translated as outdoor cuisine. It can also describe a master, or teacher, of the ways of the wilderness. You are taken to the beautiful Ngati Tuwharetoa hinterlands, on a journey to the Tamau Pa. The route you take is also one of the Pre Eurpoean trading routes. Tom will share traditional knowledge and stories as the journey unfolds and he will create an unforgettable food and wilderness experience. He will ensure your visit is as energetic or as tranquil as you desire!

Depending on your time frame the two experiences below can be separated or combined or you could even stay the night at Tamau Pa.

The Kai Waho Native Kitchen
This is a culinary experience and a journey into the history of Maori kai (food). Create your own hakari (feast) using traditional methods used by Pre European Maori. You may like to participate in the preparation and cooking process or leave the work to Tom, who is a professional chef and experienced in the ways of Maori cuisine.

Kau Waho Native Bush
Explore the tranquil sub-alpine homeland. Take the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna, and of the region's significance to its Ngati Tuwharetoa kaitiaki (caregivers). You will learn how Maori harvested, prepared and stored kai (food) OR simply relax: the Kai Waho Experience is whatever you want it to be.

Optional Extras:
Avanced Cultural Learning 
Maori Philosophy
Weaving 
Weaponry 
Carving

Simply the finest, authentic Mori experience available anywhere

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