Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys

A powerful and magical journey of cultural discovery aboard our 50ft traditional Maori War Canoe (Waka). A once in a lifetime interactive and Authentic Maori cultural visitor experience found nowhere else in the world.


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Our visitor experience provides a rare look and insight into our ancient tribal customs, rituals and traditions. Our traditional knowledge and storytelling skills are legendary in the Bay of Islands and are told while paddling our Traditional War Canoe together on the tidal estuaries of the historical Waitangi River. Recognised by National Geographic Traveller in 2011 as being amongst the worlds top 50 tours of a lifetime our Qualmark endorsed visitor activity is a perfect combination of eco and interactive cultural experiences. We also include a free 2 day pass to the Waitangi Treaty grounds. Enjoy at your leisure a Maori performance, a carved meeting house, a museum and more. Receive a free Gift Pack of Natural Maori medicine soap & balm.

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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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