• Māori Culture Tour

    Experience the rich culture with a local guide

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The Māori Culture tour

Experience a 3.5 hour authentic Māori Culture tour spanning from Tairāwhiti Gisborne to Uawa – Tolaga Bay and retrace the pivotal moments of first encounters between Māori and European in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Visit a traditional Māori Courtyard (Marae) and unravel the customs and culture of the Tangata Whenua (indigenous people of the land).

Enjoy a guided tour of the legendary Tolaga Bay wharf – New Zealand’s longest wharf at 660 metres long and stroll along the beautiful bay before your return to Gisborne.


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Tour Highlights

  • Guests collected from hotel accommodation in Gisborne
  • Guided tour begins in Gisborne continuing along State Highway 35
  • Enjoy a 45-minute scenic coastal drive to Uawa – Tolaga Bay
  • Visit authentic Māori Courtyard (Marae)
  • Experience traditional Māori welcome and ceremony
  • Guided tour of marae with local iwi including storytelling
  • Tour of historic Tolaga Bay wharf with impressive views of the bay
  • Guests escorted back to Gisborne


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  • 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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