Cultural Experience

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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.

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  • 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)

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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!

Availability: All year round. Weather dependent.

What to bring: Warm clothing, comfortable footwear, sun hat, sunglasses, camera.

No High heels / stilettos.

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