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Māori Cultural Voyaging Storytelling Experience

Waka Voyagers 'Tairāwhiti'

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We are a unique replica of a Traditional Māori Waka - Double Hull Canoe. Sharing products such as sailing & cultural storytelling no one else has to offer in our beautiful region, which is the First City To See The Light across the whole world. Speaking to and demonstrating the skills of our Māori Ancestors, like Celestial Navigation, (using the Sun, Moon, Stars, Wind, etc no instruments to navigate). Show casing our historical stories combined with traditional instruments that were used to engineer Waka etc. As well as show casing land sightings significant to meetings such as Lt James Cooks first encounter on New Zealand Shores in our Bay.

What You'll Get


Guests will have a traditional cultural Māori welcoming on board our Waka - Canoe. Enjoy our story telling of our Māori, Polynesian & European History about our region on board, in port.

Stop At:

• Gisborne Wine Centre, Shed 3 50 Esplanade, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • Traditional Māori Tools, Carvings, etc

Departure Point
50 Esplanade, Inner Kaiti, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

Departure Time
10:30 AM

1 hour 30 minutes

Return Details
Returns to original departure point

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Waka Voyagers 'Tairāwhiti' in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

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.