After more than 130 years away, Mataatua Wharenui – New Zealand’s most travelled Māori meeting house – stands once again as the unifying soul of the Ngāti Awa tribe of Whakatāne, New Zealand. Discover the extraordinary story of the house. Marvel at its grandeur and the beauty of the ancestral carvings.

Be enthralled as the carvings and legends of Ngati Awa are brought to life through world-class digital technology. Enjoy the legendary hospitality our people are renowned for.

Meet the house. Meet the people. Leave a friend of both.