Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys

Experience the real magic and spirituality of local Maori while paddling with us on one of our 50ft War Canoes (Waka). We are the Ngapuhi tribe of the North, New Zealands largest Maori tribe and we invite you to join us on a once in a lifetime voyage


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Our visitor experience provides an exclusive look into our ancient Ngapuhi tribal customs, rituals and traditions. Through storytelling we share the ancient knowledge and histories of our living cultural landscapes during a 2hr voyage of the Waitangi River and tidal estuaries.

In 2011 National geographic Traveller recognised our visitor experience as being in the worlds top 50 tours of a lifetime.

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Our Qualmark endorsed activity is a perfect combination of eco Tourism and interactive Maori culture.

Our hot deal package until October 2018 includes a free 2 day pass to the Waitangi Treaty grounds and all its daytime activities along with a free Gift Pack of Natural Maori medicinal soap & balm worth $55.00


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Physical address

Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys , 95 Te Ahuahu Road, Bay of Islands, Waitangi, Northland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Based on bookings.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
20 km to Kerikeri - Bay of Islands airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
20 minutue easy walk
Proximity to town:
2 minutes to Paihia town center

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $135.00
(12 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:
Further pricing information:
Scheduled departures are Saturday,Sunday,Tuesday,Thursday departing at 9.00am. Pre booked group tours are on demand.

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