Maraes are open-air temples where the ancient Polynesians worshipped their gods. They were created out of rocks and were used as meeting
places and sometimes were owned by a particular family. Marae Arahurahu at PK22.5 in Paea was completely restored by Dr. Sinoto of the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. It is about the size of a
tennis court and has a flat platform where animal and human offerings were left for the gods.