• Journey to the shores of New Zealand’s first encounters

    Where heritage and history come to life


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Located in the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand in beautiful Tolaga Bay.

Tipuna Tours is a iwi (tribe) owned eco-tourism operator offering cultural and historic guided tours.

A region of great significance – to many, the East Coast is recognised as the birthplace of New Zealand, where the origins of Aotearoa New Zealand’s dual heritage began.

Journey with us and let our local guides share with you the defining moments of this welcoming place.

About Us

Established in 2007, Tipuna Tours is an iwi (tribe) owned, eco-tourism operation with sustainability at its heart.

Originally founded by Anne McGuire, Hana and Victor operate Tipuna Tours on behalf of the iwi at The Te Aitanga a Hauiti Centre of Excellence.

Hana and Victor are deeply passionate about sharing the stories of their iwi (tribe) and their whenua (land).

Welcoming manuhiri (guests) from all corners of the world, our bespoke tours are available to both small or large groups and can be crafted to your needs and interests – with the possibility of extending tours further afield to Tolaga Bay, Anaura Bay and Tokomaru Bay.

  • One of the best tours we did in New Zealand! Such a personal experience, we feel to privileged to have learnt so much about Hana and her family.

    Kathrine - Arizona, United States

  • Our family had an incredible time. Hana is so welcoming, and we loved hearing all about the history of the area. Definitely a must do if you are travelling to Gisborne.

    Debbie - Sydney, Australia

  • Thank you, Hana! We loved every minute of our tour with you.

    Anon - United Kingdom


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