We are a Mana Whenua Marae
We open to the public for private, government and school bookings, the marae is available to hire by the hour, day, overnight or nights stays.
Powhiri on Makaurau Marae follow the kawa of Waikato Tainui – Tu Mai, Tu Atu (tauutuutu). Every group new to Makaurau Marae is required to have a powhiri at the beginning of their stay.
The marae has three main buildings on site.
The whare tupuna (meeting house), "Taamaki Makaurau", sleeps 65 adults, with showers and toilets.
The wharekai (dining room), "Makaurau Tuarua", can seat up to 250 and has a commercial grade kitchen and equipment.
"Makaurau Tuatahi", our smaller building onsite, can be used for smaller bookings seating up to 80.
We have bathroom facilities in our wharenui & outside they are all fully equipped with showers & toilets & wheelchair accessible.
We have a 40 space carpark at the back of the marae available for your use, please observe all the designated spaces and NO parking areas, this can be securely locked at night. Extra parking spaces are available on the road or in our other designated marae parking area in the vacant section across from the marae.
Please note this carpark cannot be locked during the day as Te Kohanga Reo o Makaurau Marae and the Makaurau Marae Nursery also use this area to access their buildings during the working day.
If you would like to enquire about making a booking, you can do so via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Public holidays and weekends are often booked months in advance so if you are wanting a highly sought after date it is advised you make contact as early as possible.
We DO NOT hold dates for bookings, your booking date is only confirmed once your booking form is completed & returned to the bookings email, and once your booking/bond fee payment is received.
Makaurau Marae accepts online payment – once invoiced details are on our invoice.
Non Urgent bookings are dealt within office hours (Mon-Fri 10am – 2pm).
Tangihanga enquiries will be answered via email. Messages are regularly checked.
Regardless of booking type a non-refundable booking & Bond Fee (refundable subject to conditions of hire) paired with a signed booking form is required to secure your date.
Remaining Fee’s terms of payment - is strickly prior to entry, these will be given to you upon your enquiry or your returned completed hireage form.