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Waitangi Bridge, Te Karuwha Parade, Paihia 0400, New Zealand
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Haruru Falls and Waitangi River Tour on a Traditional Maori Waka with Guide
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Shore Excursion: Bay of Islands Maori War Canoe Tour
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The Bay of Islands is home to the Ngapuhi tribe and Taiamai Tours heritage journeys. Our interactive Waka experience provides a rare and unique insight into our ancient customs, rituals and traditions. Join us on our Waka voyage and we promise you will leave us with everlasting memories which will remain with you forever.
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Waitangi Bridge, Te Karuwha Parade, Paihia 0400, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

We did this on 30th December in the pouring rain, but as soon as everyone had worked out that we were going to get soaked but not cold we soon got in to the spirit of it all. Perhaps because of the weather our hosts...More

2  Thank JeremyPC
Reviewed 3 January 2013

My partner and I did a waka tour with Tani and Sonny in between Christmas and New Year 2012. We were the only two people on the tour, but that did not stop our hosts pulling out all the stops for us. We truly enjoyed...More

3  Thank Mairead D
Reviewed 13 November 2012

What an experience!!! If you go to the Bay of Islands and don't do this tour you will miss that something special that only comes along once in a lifetime. The Maori guys were just fantastic and there was not a person on board that...More

2  Thank Gregory F
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Our trip on the waka war canoe didn't start well as the skies were grey and it was starting to rain. We were greeted by a traditional Maori warior and his wife who escorted us to our canoe. A traditional welcome to every one preceded...More

2  Thank Peter B
Reviewed 27 August 2012

Need to let the Trip Advisor community that Taimai Tours did refund us with much apology (and before they knew of my post). We remain dissappointed that we didn't get to take the tour as by everyone's account is is worth doing. Maybe nextime :)

2  Thank GCtogo
Reviewed 27 April 2012

We booked a cruise with P&O starting in New Zealand and finishing in Southampton and this was the first and best trip of our holiday. It was educational in the sense that we learnt a great deal about the Maori history and culture but above...More

1  Thank Paula b
Reviewed 2 April 2012

The paddle journey on the waka with Taiamai Tours was the highlight of my six weeks in New Zealand. I learned so much about the history of the area from the Maori perspective. I learned of the ways that they were able to sustain themselves...More

3  Thank FionaH68
Reviewed 23 February 2012

Unfortunately for us our cruise ship cancelled the port visit due to poor and worsening weather. As soon as I knew I phone Hone at Taimai Tours and explained the situation. He said no problems. he would arrange refunds. That hasn't happened - and I...More

1  Thank GCtogo
Reviewed 21 February 2012

I recently did the Taiamai tour in the Bay of Islands along with my blind adult son. It was the highlight of our trip to New Zealand. The background information that they gave us enhanced the continuation of our trip through NZ. Knowing the background...More

3  Thank playpen009
Reviewed 20 February 2012

This was a really good adventure. I learned a lot about the Maorie s culture thanks to Hone and all the stories he said throughout the voyage. They taught us how to paddle in a Waka and some words in Maorie as well. I think...More

2  Thank William A
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