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Waka Tours

Whitianga, New Zealand
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About Waka Tours
Kia ora. We provide a range of adventurous tours and activities, focusing on Maori history. We are based in Whitianga and cater to the wider Whitianga area, including Cathedral Cove, Hot Water Beach and New Chums Beach.
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Anna H wrote a review Jul 2020
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Review of: Custom Tours
When my German friend was here this year, I wanted her to be able to visit the Homestead of Ngati Hei at Wharekaho and to hear the history of that beautiful place and the people who have lived there continuously for over 1000 years. Shelley's tour was spot on My friend's camera never stopped clicking and my notebook rapidly filled with new learnings. I've lived herein Whitianga for a long time but it was an absolute privilege to learn so much more from a direct descendant of those first inhabitants of Te Whanganui a Hei. And Raukawa's kai (food) at afternoon tea plus her stories, were fabulous! I absolutely recommend you go on this tour whether you are a local or a visitor. Best wishes Shelley and Waka Tours
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Date of experience: March 2020
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ntflady wrote a review Mar 2020
San Marcos, California660 contributions214 helpful votes
Review of: Custom Tours
Our tour guide wanted us to know the history of the Maori people and their customs so we took this tour, which included stories, a personalize song sung by us, a lesson on how to row the long-canoe and then our group rowed out from the small inlet into the bay near the harbor. The day could not have been more perfect with sunny skies and calm water. We all loved this experience and the fabulous people who put it on.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Brooke wrote a review Mar 2020
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We absolutely loved this tour and feel like it was the best thing we did during our stay in Whitianga. Shelly customized a tour just for us because we had some special needs and it was exactly what we were hoping for. We learned so much about the Maori culture and history of this area which made our experience of the land and its ancestors a much richer experience. The tour ended with a visit to Shelly's mum's house where we had a lovely afternoon tea. This personal touch made for a special experience. We highly recommend this tour!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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