An unforgettable encounter with a story, a house and people. Where captivating indigenous story teller and world class digital technology combine to leave a warm and lasting impression of this powerful New Zealand experience.
In Whakatāne, New Zealand’s longest continually occupied settlement sits the revered Mataatua Wharenui, a fully carved Māori ancestral house that travelled the world for over a century before returning home to its people, the Ngāti Awa Māori tribe of the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
Considered by many as the beating heart of the Ngāti Awa people, a visit to Mataatua is a remarkably personal encounter defined by a rich and genuine insight into history, the customs, the culture and the legendary story of the house that came home.
Arrive a stranger, leave a friend with unforgettable memories of the house, the people, and the land of Ngāti Awa and Mataatua.