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Nau mai, haere mai

Welcome to Mataatua Wharenui, the fully carved Māori ancestral house of the Ngāti Awa people that travelled the world for over a century and then came home.

Discover The Legend

The amazing story of Mataatua: the fully carved Māori ancestral house that travelled the world for over a century and then came home.

Feel The Spirit

Share in ancient Māori rituals and traditions as we welcome you into the heart of one of our most sacred treasures: the fully-restored ancestral house Mataatua Wharenui.

Experience The Magic

Be enthralled as the ancient narratives of our tribe are brought to life before your eyes in Hiko: Legends Carved in Light, the award-winning Mataatua digi-cultural light spectacle.

Welcome To Our World

Arrive a stranger; leave a friend with unforgettable memories of the house, the people, and the land of Ngāti Awa and Mataatua.