Authentic Maori Marae experience with the focus of the experience being Mataatua, the House that came Home. Your journey at Mataatua (The Face of God) will Ignite the Soul within, as you discover the extraordinary story of the house that was travelled through time. Mataatua is a living and breathing begin and our experience provides an opportunity for intimate engagement with the people of Ngati Awa.
The Mataatua Visitor Centre is open to the public and holds the origins, beliefs, customs and traditions of our people. Here you will encounter the extraordinary story of Mataatua, the House that came Home. It also showcases work from local artists, merchandise specific to Mataatua - share so of this with your friends and family who haven't had the opportunity to visit Mataatua.
Mataatua, Te Mānuka Tūtahi offers a unique environment for those who want to host meetings, conferences and events. We have a full range of hosting facilities from a fully equipped kitchen to stunning open plan dining area. The grand meeting house, Mataatua, provides a once in a lifetime experience for your event.
Whakatane is the Sunshine Capital of New Zealand, located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty there are attractions such as fishing, diving, hunting, historic trails, active volcano's, which can be viewed by sea or air, and so much more.
Make a weekend of it and stay local in one of the many accommodation providers. Enjoy the local cuisine from an extensive range of cafe and restaurants, or dine in at Mataatua.