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WanaHaka Tours

Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 21 519 730
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Great experience. Joe is a wonderful host with a strong sense of cultural identity. Fabulous wines... read more

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Di L
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Up close and personal Maori experience

If you want an up close and personal Maori experience, 'Haka Joe' is your man. Joe is very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pi0pi0tahi
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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Kia Ora and Welcome! WanaHaka is focused on giving YOU a true Maori experience to connect you with the Tangata Whenua (people of the land). Our 1 day Cycle tours of the Central Otago Rail Trail and 1/2 day Wine tours of beautiful wineries around the Wanaka and Cromwell regions have been operating since 2008 and we would love to share our passion with you.
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“maori culture” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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+64 21 519 730

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great experience. Joe is a wonderful host with a strong sense of cultural identity. Fabulous wines and a wonderful afternoon. Arohanui.

Thank Di L
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want an up close and personal Maori experience, 'Haka Joe' is your man. Joe is very knowledgeable and performs his powerful Haka with hart and soul. His performance is paired with a personal Hongi (Maori greeting) and information about Maori tribes and the...More

Thank Pi0pi0tahi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the Maori culture experience tour and loved it! Joe is passionate about his culture and shared his knowledge and stories openly. Apart from that, he's a really great guy. To experience the Haka and Hongi down at the Wanaka tree was something really...More

Thank Adventure2Me
Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Was a pleasure to share with your lovely whanau/family. It's always a great part of travelling to share in the culture of that particular country and i am glad I could share the Māori culture with you in New Zealand.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joe was a wonderful tour guide. Having a personal connection to the culture and heritage of the Maori made the whole experience that much more special. Joe is very kind, accommodating and personable. It was a gorgeous day and perfect for touring wineries, taking in...More

Thank Britney A
Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Britney, was a great wine tour being able to share both the lovely Central Otago wines (and cheese platter) along with the Māori culture of New Zealand. A special combination of the land, people and wines. Travel safe home.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joe Bro! What an truly exceptional experience. We can not put into words how grateful we are for sharing your heritage, love of the land, and of course the delicious wine! This guy!! When I tell you he went the extra kilometer, I mean he...More

Thank Rocks2005
Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ka pai Roxane, Thanks for being the liaison in this tour and was a special time to share with you and Britney the wines, Māori culture and lovely Central Otago scenery we have here. Would love to host you again but on a longer wine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An awesome afternoon in Wanaka with our host Joe, sharing his knowledge of the history in the area and showing us the local sites and sounds! Thanks Joe! 😃 GC.

Thank Georgina C
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We had Doug's cousin and his wife from Scotland staying and decided that a wine tour would be a great idea.... I had met Joe through work and knew he would make our wine experience awesome and we were not disappointed....!! From the moment Joe...More

Thank Sue F
Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

A Scotsman and whanau/family on a wine tour with WanaHaka makes for a life changing experience. Absolute honour and incredible day spent. Kia kaha our friends.

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were picked up at our airbnb for a mini-wine tour by Joe who welcomed us by teaching us the traditional Maori way of making one with the land and people (Canadians - we call it an Eskimo kiss- rubbing noses!). We then drove to...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Joe was a first class tour guide who picked us up in his very comfortable bus and drove us around some of the area's best wineries. He is so knowledgeable about the area and provided a great insight into the local culture which was most...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Thanks Michael and Rose, was a privilege to take you to experience our beautiful central otago wines and share some of the Maori culture history from this lovely region.

Reviewed 30 June 2017

Joe went above and beyond to help us launch our new wine "Kolo". Having met Joe through our cellar door where he often brings guests and offers a high service level, we knew he was the man for the job! His passion and knowledge of...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Nga Mihi. Was an absolute privilege and honour to be asked to be a part of the Akarua Kolo Pinot release and share the Maori spirit with the wonderful guests and team at Akarua.

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