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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 12/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Overview
Looking for a genuine connection with a local Maori family? We welcome you to step off the tourist trail and come join us for a personal and meaningful life-time experience. Embrace the warmth of true Maori culture through our family. You will immediately feel welcomed and at ease with your hosts as you experience our culture, land, nature, amazing stories and food on this unforgettable experience. Sure to create friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    92 Otaika Road
    92 Otaika Road, Raumanga, Whangārei 0110, New Zealand
    Entrance to the Whangarei i-site visitor centre
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  • 1
    Whangarei i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Whangarei Falls
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 3
    AH Reed Kauri Park
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • 4
    Mount Parihaka War Memorial
    Stop: 45 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    92 Otaika Road
    92 Otaika Road, Raumanga, Whangārei 0110, New Zealand
    Entrance to the Whangarei i-site visitor centre
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
92 Otaika Road, Raumanga, Whangārei 0110, New Zealand
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Snacks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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HelenOberg wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions3 helpful votes
We came to Whangarei just to have this experience and we were not disappointed. Mervyn and Rangimarie welcomed us into their home to share their food and their deep connections to their Maori Culture. From Mervyn’s traditional welcome to their family farewell this was an
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Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Kia ora whanau! Thank you so much for travelling to Whangarei especially to spend time with us. Words cannot express how much we appreciate the time and effort you have made to be with us. Thank you so much for your awesome review, always in our hearts.
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Jesse wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions1 helpful vote
My family of five absolutely loved this tour. It was fun for my husband and I and our three kids (aged 5,4, and 1). Merv and Rangimarie are very knowledgable about the history and culture of the Maori people as they clearly embrace their heritage. At the same time, they made it
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 7 Dec 2019
We were blessed to meet your whanau and share our home and culture with you. So pleased you enjoyed our time together and thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it.
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Pitty604 wrote a review Nov 2019
Queensland, Australia202 contributions24 helpful votes
We were treated to the Tu Tika Tours Cultural Tour with Mervyn and Rangiamarie. Having visited NZ quite a few times over the years we can simply say this is probably one of, if not the best cultural tour we have been on. Our hosts were simply brilliant and not only did we
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 7 Dec 2019
So glad you both enjoyed our time together and thank you very much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. Look forward to connecting with you in the future.
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Uli wrote a review May 2019
Berlin, Germany2 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely a great experience! Murhyn and Rangimarie have been welcoming us very warm and friendly. The "encounter" was very private and personal. We had a really grat day including a close contact to the family and kids. They take their Maori heritage seriuos, in a very open,
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 22 May 2019
Thank you so much, glad you had a great day.....Hi Aue Hi!
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Ragan wrote a review Apr 2019
Danville, United States3 contributions
The moment we met this engaging couple, it felt like we were being greeted by family. From the welcoming ceremony to the explanations of Maori culture, we felt more and more connected to New Zealand and it’s native culture. For the rest of our weeks here in NZ we found
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 24 Apr 2019
Such a pleasure to meet y'all and thank you very much your feedback. Nga mihi Rangimarie and Mervyn
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About the operator

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Axelcarey
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Best tour in New Zealand!
Whether you have one day or weeks in Whangarei, this is the single best day tour available. It is like nothing else
HeleneVoglreiter
HeleneVoglreiter
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Awesome authentic Maori experience
Mervyn and Rangimarie were incredibly nice and gave us deep insight into the Maori culture and their local history
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An amazing cultural experience! Do not miss this!
We have travelled all around New Zealand a few times, but this tour was literally the highlight of our combined tri
AnaruPP
AnaruPP
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Parihaka History Tour
Absolutely fantastic insights into the history of Parihaka maunga and the surrounding area. 60 plus kids were capti
ijoymama
ijoymama
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Incredibly moving powhiri and kapa haka!
Thank you Tu Tika Tours for offering such a moving powhiri and kapa haka in celebration of the grand opening of Kow
f16addict
f16addict
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Do this first
As one reviewer already said, this should be the first item on your list to do in New Zealand. You will learn abou
Sandra B
Sandra B
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Cultural experience
Fantastic authentic Maori cultural experience at Te Perenga Paraoa Marae. Real whanau welcome Launch of Whangarei
buuti
buuti
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Amazing insight in Maori cultur
Do it! Go there! We sit back now as we are now a part of an amazing Maori family. Rangimarie picked us up. We had a
Ke H
Ke H
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Do it!
Such an amazing Tour! Rangimarie and Mervin shared their history, traditions and the wonderful places at Whangarei
Ozwald90
Ozwald90
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Dont miss this if you are in Whangarei
A fantastic day with the Hardings and a great introduction to Maori culture. If you travelling through Northland th
Arnolds K
Arnolds K
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Arnold, Latvia
I traveled through NZ with my mom for 6 days and visited many places and enjoyed bouty of nature but most exiting t
Deborah A
Deborah A
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Don't miss this!
This was a great introduction to Maori culture and history. Mervyn and Rangimarie greated us as new friends and we
Robert m
Robert m
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5 hrs Tu Tika tour
Extraordinary tour of Maori history and culture throught the best story teller I have met. Great hospitality which
jlightstone
jlightstone
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Personal, warm, fascinating introduction to Maori culture in Whangarei
So much better than the canned (tinned?) typical "cultural" show, this in personal and you get a real oral history
Julie A
Julie A
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Amazing
It was amazing to discover the Maori culture because of you, thank's you for this moment that we won't forget. I re
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