Traditional Māori Hāngi on the Waterfront

A tradition special to Māori, hangi is the cornerstone of any big gathering and a favourite dish amongst locals. Cooked for four hours in a hangi pit (a traditional ground oven), the kai (food) is covered in wet cloth and earth to create tender, slow cooked meat and succulent vegetables all infused with a smoky, earthy fragrance.

At the Hangi experience you can watch the kai (food) being lifted from the ground, then feast with your friends at Karaka Café located just beside the Fan Zone.  The buffet style meal includes, pork, lamb and chicken, potato, kumara and is an experience not to be missed.

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