Waimarama Maori Tours - Te Mata Peak and Pou

With your private local Maori guide enjoy the panoramic vistas from atop Te Mata Peak, travel to Hastings and see the 18 carved totems and hear the stories and legends of the area and the tales and about the individual personalities of our ancestors.


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From atop Te Mata Peak enjoy the panoramic views across the plains to the summits of the five pillars that hold up the heavens. The story of creation; ancient gods and rebellious offspring. Leaving the majestic Pillars of Heaven we travel to Civic Square, Hastings to the Pillars of the Plains. These carved totems represent all of the 18 tribes of this area. Unique ancestors, each with their own tale and individual carving style, provide a fascinating link to their descendants.
This tour provides you with an insider’s perspective on being Māori and relates historical and contemporary Māori culture from a unique and personal point of view. A friendly and relaxed encounter.

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Physical address

Waimarama Maori Tours - Te Mata Peak and Pou , P O Box 8065, Waimarama, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
sunrise to sunset
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
40 minutes to Napier Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
30 minutes to Hastings bus terminal
Proximity to town:
10 minutes to Havelock North

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $80.00
Other charges:
Transportation is available at an extra charge, children under 15 half price accompanied by 2 paying adults.

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