On arrival, the scenery was set with cane oil lights glowing in the high top of the mountain. There was approximately 1 hour of day light.
Then matua Danny greeted us & had photo's with him.
They had available at reception insect spray for any bugs wanting to eat us.
Then we were instructed on the protocols of the events they lay ahead.
Then calling of the island tongue proceeded into the wonderful manicured forest of activities.
Here we were shown various things that were used in 'days of their forefathers', then a history tour leading finally another area for 'kai' food.
Then we were called into dinning area where the service was wonderful & a complimentary beverage was waiting on entry.
The variety of food was delicious!!
They had traditional food that is so similar to a hangi.
Wonderful ranges of meat & chicken prepared in umu.
I can't tell you what we liked.. so many wonderful tastes...
Dessert, well again I am an ice cream girl & they can't please everyone so I had a lovely chocolate mud cake & fruit salad with cream.. There were a few other dishes.. which I didn't eat.. Still yummy!!
The entertainment was very well orchestrated.
Danny is liken Billy T James.. Billy was a Maori entertainer.. Funny man!
Then the dancers, they were fantastic & lots of hype & energy!!
I have to say thank you to a young lady Salu,one of Highland Paradise staff. Salu's initiative brought us to this awesome venue.
If you like history, natural elements with high energy entertainment, we certainly recommend this place as a must do!!
Pricing is very reasonable & drinks typical costs.
I look forward to bringing my family here when I return in 2014!!
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