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Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys

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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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Experience the real magic and spirituality of local Maori while paddling with us on one of our 50 ft War Canoes (Waka). Our visitor experience provides an exclusive look into our ancient Ngapuhi tribal customs, rituals and traditions. Through storytelling we share the ancient knowledge and histories of our living cultural landscapes during a 2 hr voyage of the Waitangi River and tidal estuaries. In 2011 National Geographic Traveller recognised our visitor experience as being in the world's top 50 tours of a lifetime. Our Qualmark-endorsed activity is a perfect combination of eco tourism and interactive Maori culture. We are the Ngapuhi tribe of the North, New Zealand's largest Maori tribe, and we invite you to join us on a once-in-a-lifetime voyage
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Reviewed 5 days ago

great 1/2 day tour very informative we had the warrior chief in our canoe. great information on the Maori history.

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This was a great tour to see a beautiful waterfall, learn about the Maori, and get some exercise. We learned the art of paddling a native canoe correctly and in unison with the other participants. We paddled out into a calm lake and took a...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Fun and unique excursion. One of the best excursions on our trip. The guides and Chief made this visit fun. Can't say enough about how friendly everyone involved in the tour was. If you're contemplating what to do in Bay of Islands... strongly consider this...More

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sandrageva
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Response from Sal B | Reviewed this property |
There were many senior participants on the waka on my trip, you only have to paddle for a short while which isn't too arduous but great fun. The waka also can be motored along the river if needs be. With 5 - 7 year olds, I... More
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Response from Sal B | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember a good 3 - 4 hours. If the waka goes to the Maori Marae Meeting House for the welcome ceremony this is around about a reasonable length of time. If you journey to the Waterfall it may very well be the... More
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