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Tu Tika Tours

Whangarei, New Zealand
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About Tu Tika Tours
Join Tu Tika Tours for a very personal and immersive Maori Cultural Experience and tour in Whangarei, New Zealand. Become a part of our whanau family and learn about New Zealand's beautiful Maori culture directly from knowledgeable and passionate descendants of the land. Experience the warmth of true Maori hospitality with a 5-hour extravaganza of traditional Maori tikanga practices including our arts, try some of our traditional food, learn a Maori song and experience some history sharing from a wonderful storyteller. No visit to New Zealand would be complete without experiencing the rich and vibrant beauty of our Maori culture. Sure to create memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.
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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.
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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 unforgettable day. I don’t want to give away too many “spoilers”. I recommend this tour so you can experience this gem for yourself. Definitely a 10 out of 10 for Tu Tika Tours.
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Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours
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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Axelcarey wrote a review Jan 2020
Portland2 contributions
Whether you have one day or weeks in Whangarei, this is the single best day tour available. It is like nothing else we have done in New Zealand, and we’ve been here for months. It is not a performance, it is a personal invitation into the Harding family’s home where you experience an intimate view of the culture, history and cuisine of the Northland Maori people. They are the loveliest people, and we discussed politics, history, culture and exchanged funny stories. When they say you leave as family they are not exaggerating. We did the whole day tour and it was worth every minute and every penny. Our son loved listening to the stories just as much as we did, but he also played happily with their children. We will never forget it and can’t recommend it enough.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours
Responded 31 Jan 2020
What can we say but WOW, what an amazing response to our experience. From the bottom of our hearts thank you. Firstly, thank you for choosing to come and experience Maori culture through our family. Secondly, thank you for your incredible feedback. Your words inspire us to keep doing what we are doing. Nga mihi nui.
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HeleneVoglreiter wrote a review Dec 2019
Graz, Austria5 contributions
Mervyn and Rangimarie were incredibly nice and gave us deep insight into the Maori culture and their local history and nature. They really care about their environment and their history and their tour is nothing like all these big tourist dances/dinners. They are just a normal modern Maori family with deep knowledge and insights and they welcome you into their world. Mervyn even did a haka for us which was amazing! We would highly recommend Tu Tika Tours to everyone who is interested in the Maori culture and doesn't want to be caught in a tourist trap. The tour is well worth the money, you won't regret it! We booked this tour on very short notice but it wasn't a problem at all. Thank you for this great experience and all the good wishes you send along our way - we really enjoyed New Zealand, also because we learned so much from you about the Maori culture!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Rangimarie H, Owner at Tu Tika Tours
Responded 23 Dec 2019
We are extremely humbled by your kind words. Thank you for your amazing feedback, we really appreciate it!
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Jesse wrote a review Dec 2019
Calgary, Canada8 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 really fun to learn about the Maori language and traditions for the kids including cultural songs, dances and chants. The tour was a really fun way to spend part of the day. If I were to do it again, I would probably choose the full day experience as well. I’m glad we did this tour early in our trip in New Zealand because now I feel that I have more insight into the culture which will benefit as for the rest of the trip. Highly recommend!!!!
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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
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 laugh and enjoy ourselves a little bit silly, we also learnt heaps and a new song to take home. I could not recommend this tour enough. We saw beautiful country side and heard in an extremely relevant and respectful way so much of the local and rich history of the Maori people. Will certainly be looking to book another tour with them on our next visit.
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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
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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