Bay of Islands Maori Cultural Experiences

Experience the magic and spirituality of the local Ngapuhi tribal folk while paddling one of our 50ft War Canoes (Waka) on a once in a lifetime "Voyage of Discovery" a "Journey of Distinction".


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Gain an insight into our tribal customs and traditions through interactive participation and storytelling during a three hour voyage of the Waitangi River and tidal estuaries. This includes a free 2 Day Pass of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds giving you access to the museums, Cultural Show and performance, Carving studio, Guided Tour of the Grounds and much more.

War Canoe inclusions:
Maori interpretation of landscapes through storytelling
A Maori marae (village)
Visit the Haruru Falls
Traditional storytelling
Learn haka, songs and chants
Endless Photo opportunities
and more

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Inclusions:
Maori Battalion Museum
Carved Meeting house
Cultural Show
Guided Tour
And much more

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Physical address

95 Te Ahuahu Road, Waitangi, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $75.00
(12 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:
Other charges:
50.00 Per Student 13yrs - 18yrs
Further pricing information:
Scheduled departures are Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday departing at 9.00am. Pre booked group tours are on demand. Bookings are essential.
Cancellation policy:
Up to one week prior; no penalty. Six days prior; a 25% charge will be incurred. Three days prior, a 50% charge will be incurred. Two days or less prior to departure, a 100% charge will be incurred.

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

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Opening times

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

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