When you enter the Maori village at the Wairakei Terraces near Taupo, New Zealand, a rare experience will take place where you can feel, see and live the way of the Maori people. The culture of the village surrounds you, while people dressed in their traditional Maori clothing, tell stories and legends relating to their world.Outside one of the beautifully carved buildings in the village, a group of Maori warriors and maidens allow visitors into their way of life. There are many places to explore in the village where the culture of the Maori people is demonstrated including flax weaving, tattooing, carving, dance and music.As visitors arrive at the Maori village at the Wairakei Terraces in New Zealand, the Maori people dressed in their costumes await your arrival. A loud cry is heard, as a warrior dances fiery movements across the village until standing in front of the visitors and their leader offering a welcome token.From here, the adventure begins where the Maori culture explodes with a traditional welcome as you enter the secrecy of the Maori village and their people. Here you are told many of the stories and history of the Maori people while enjoying their culture and traditions.A Maori meal has been prepared for the visitors to the Wairakei Terraces and the day will be concluded with an incredible show of song and dance. The village groups together to tell the tales of the tribe while people look on in awe at this unique experience.The Wairakei Terraces is a place which will be a highlight of your trip to the North Island of New Zealand and one of the most knowledgeable.Maori Warriors and Maidens at the Wairakei Terraces near Taupo, North Island, New Zealand.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.0, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 70mm.
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