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Shore Excursion - Spend the day with a local Maori family

Tu Tika Tours Ltd

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Looking for a genuine connection with a local Maori family? Step off the tourist trail and come experience the warmth of authentic Maori hospitality. Become a part of our whanau and learn about New Zealand’s beautiful Maori culture directly from knowledgeable and passionate descendants of the land.  You will immediately feel welcomed and at ease with your guides as you are welcomed into our own home to experience our culture, learn a Maori song, take part in the art of weaving with korari, share our stories, indulge in some of our favorite foods before you are taken on a journey to some of the gem sights we have in Whangarei.  This is an unforgettable experience. where you will be creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.  This is not your normal touristy tour, very personal, very real, very unique.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Waitangi, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

You will be greeted and picked up from the Waitangi Wharf where your ship will port. You will be taken on a journey by the wonderful storyteller as he shares our culture and history as we travel to our home in Whangarei.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Whangarei, Whangarei, Northland Region, North Island

The first thing you will do in Whangarei is experience your traditional welcoming ceremony to New Zealand. This will include a hangi lunch with a modern day twist, made using all locally sourced ingredients.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Whangarei Falls, Whangarei New Zealand

Experience the beautiful Otuihau water fall where we share the cultural significance of one of Northland's most visited sites.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: AH Reed Kauri Park, Whareora Road, Whangarei New Zealand

You will be immersed in the beauty of one of our native forests and our oldest living trees, the Kauri. Their sheer size will have you in awe, as well as the stories that go with them.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mount Parihaka War Memorial, Memorial drive, Whangarei Heads New Zealand

Although this significant site is promoted as a war memorial, for the indigenous people, this mountain is the most sacred place and to us it is a Pa site. Beautiful views over Whangarei City will show why this look-out was one of the biggest Pa sites in New Zealand.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Paihia Harbour, Paihia New Zealand

Our return trip back to Waitangi wharf via Paihia will have you weaving your own flower from one of our native plants and learning a simple Maori song to take away with you.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary and activities on board
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Waitangi Bay of Islands

Departure Time
9:00 AM

5 hours

Voucher Info
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The Fine Print

7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised Goods and services.