Watching the All Blacks perform the haka before a match is a goose-bumps moment for many sports fans, and now there’s a chance to try it yourself.

‘Haka on the Park’ is a new sporting and cultural experience for people keen to learn the famous haka pre-match ritual and take a close-up look at New Zealand’s most famous sports ground.

The experience begins with a tour of the home team’s changing rooms and historic playing field, giving fans a chance to explore sporting heroes’ off-camera territory and re-live great sporting moments.

A Māori warrior guide provides an insight into Eden Park’s fascinating 100+ year history before visitors experience first-hand the power of the haka just as it's performed on a game day at Eden Park. Visitors can then channel their own inner mana and take part in an interactive 'learn the haka' workshop.

The workshop was developed by performing arts group Te Wehi Haka and Annette Wehi, one of New Zealand’s top kapa haka performers.

To top off the experience, during afternoon tea you can take a selfie with a traditional Māori warrior!

Eden Park is currently piloting the ‘Haka on the Park’ experience, with tours open to the public every fortnight until January, and private group tours can also be booked. With the popularity of the tours so far, Eden Park is looking at permanent arrangements for 2019.

Our Destination AKL 2025 strategy specifically outlines the need for further support, promotion and development of authentic Maori cultural visitor products and experiences in Auckland, and the ‘Haka on the Park’ experience is a great example of what can be achieved. 

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