Waimarama Maori Tours - Walk with the Ancestors

Our award-winning private guided Maori tours will touch your heart and open your mind. We invite you to take an intimate, personal and spiritual journey with us through the more than 700 year life of the Waimarama tribe.


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We start our private tour for you alone where our story begins: on the shores of Waimarama beach where the migration canoe was dragged ashore to make repairs over 700 years ago. The travellers stayed and established the great fortress of Hakikino which we visit next.

As you walk the pathways and experience the remaining pockets of native plants, forests and wetland areas in the Conservation Reserve you will gain insight as to how these ancient people lived.

We return to the coast, almost to where it began when we visit the Marae reservation where the current cultural heartbeat of the people beats strongly today.

Let our elders share with you these sacred sites: the bush lore, the folk lore, the hopes and aspirations of the people.

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Physical address

Te Apiti Road, Havelock North, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $150.00
Other charges:
2 person minimum, transportation costs may apply, children under 15 must be accompanied by two paying adults.
Cancellation policy:
A minimum of 24 hours notice from tour time is required for the cancellation/amendment of a booking reservation with no ‘Cancellation Fee’. A ‘Cancellation Fee’ of 50% of the total tour price is charged with cancellation of less than 24 hours notice from tour time. Any ‘Cancellation Fee’ charged can be applied to another tour when booked for an alternate time or date.

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
50 minutes to Napier Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
40 minutes to Hastings bus terminal
Proximity to town:
35 minutes to Havelock North

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Opening times

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

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