Join us on board the Waka Hourua ‘Tairāwhiti’ (historic canoe).
You will enjoy epic stories of the region’s voyaging history and its Māori ancestors without leaving the harbour. Take a journey through time with our local storytellers while on board the waka.
Meet and greet with host
Traditional Māori welcome
Stories about Aotearoa (New Zealand’s) historic voyagers - from Māui and Kupe, to Kiwa, Paikea and Lieutenant James Cook
Learn about the Tairāwhiti historic canoes and the immense navigational feats that led to the discovery of the Pacific Ocean Islands
Explore our taonga (treasure), the Waka Hourua ‘Tairāwhiti’
Question time before you depart the waka as a member of our whānau (family)
Discover Our Voyaging History
Time: 1.5 Hours
90 minute Cultural Experiences runs twice a week plus two sessions on days that cruise boats are in town.
Cost: $50 Per Adult | $25 Child (5-15) | $125 Family of 4
- Only 30 tickets available per session!
Months of operation: December, January, February, March, April.
What to bring: Warm clothing, comfortable footwear, sun hat, sunglasses, camera.
No High heels / stilettos.