Waka Experiences Tairāwhiti

Experience our waka on the ocean - join us on board the Waka Hourua ‘Tairāwhiti’, (Māori replica double hull canoe), for an experience like no other.

Adult
$75.00

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Get involved, “buddy up” with crew members to learn traditional sailing and wayfinding skills out in the bay. We’ll need all hands on deck to steer and sail our 22 m / 72 ft waka!

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- Meet and greet with host
- Traditional Māori welcome
- “Buddy up” with a crew member, (optional)
- Head out on the bay for a sail on the waka
- Learn how to man the “hoe” steering paddle, hoist the sails and tack!
- Stories of the region’s voyaging history and its Māori ancestors, as told by our local storyteller
- Question time before you depart the waka as a member of our whānau, (family)

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Physical address

Waka Experiences Tairāwhiti, Berth 40, Warf 3, Inner Harbour Marina, Gisborne, Gisborne, Eastland, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Sailing Experiences run most Saturdays at 9.30am, (see website for confirmed dates). Weather permitting.
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
5.8km to Gisborne Airport
Proximity to town:
1.5km to Gisborne town centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $75.00
Age restriction:
5
Further pricing information:
Children between the ages of 5 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests are required to bring warm clothing, comfortable footwear, (no high heels), sun protection (sun hat, sunglasses).

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