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WanaHaka Tours

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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). Wine Tours start from-: $139.00 for a 3 hr 'Short 'n Sweet' option of Wanaka and Tarras. $189.00 for the 4...more
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103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 21 519 730
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today, we were greeted by Joe with a fantastic Maori Powhiri welcome! He was so passionate and intriguing with his delivery of knowledge of the culture! We felt comfortable and loved every moment! This experience has made our entire trip!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day with our friendly and fascinating host Joe. He is passionate about his culture and the region and had thoughtfully chosen wineries that were diverse and had real local character. Plus the cheese plate was delicious! You won’t regret this tour,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sara W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Topped off a remarkable wedding in a remarkable destination. Joe was simply incredible with his performance and then with his explanation of the Maori Powhiri and Welcome. A great insight for everyone as to what it all actually means. Thoroughly enjoyed by all and would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Polglazer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my family visiting from the states to see Joe's Maori Whakataū at the Wanaka Tree and the experience was incredible. Joe was warm and welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable. My parents have visited me here in Wanaka four other times and said this was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank KelceyM8
JoeW3438, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Kelcey and whanau, Thanks so much for allowing me to share the Māori culture with your fam, was so much fun and your Mum and Dad were awesome. Great memories for both sides. Ngā Mihi Joe

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanna learn about Maori culture, drink excellent wine in a gourgeous surrounding, see an incredible Haka, eat delicious cheese, and even understand why the Treaty of Waitangi is so important for modern day NZ? Just book this tour. Seriously, do it!!More

Thank kuehn_ulrich
JoeW3438, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks my dear friends from Germany, have a great time on the rest of your trip and I am so glad you enjoyed all the beautiful wines we experienced and got a deeper insight into the Māori dance-Haka and it's importance as an expression of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, 2 twenty-year old kids, and I were looking for a way to learn more about the Maori culture while visiting Queenstown and thankfully found Joe. He is a great guy to hang out with for an afternoon and joyfully shares so much about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JoeW3438, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your whanau/family interest and passion in Māori culture was fantastic, we had a great time and was an honour to share my knowledge on Te ao Māori with you all. I would love to see you next time you are back. Ngā Mihi Joe

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When visiting New Zealand it is imperative to learn the local Maori culture - that being with greeting one another with hongi. Joe was our guide of both the culture of the land and the vineyards of the South Island. His knowledge is immersive and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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JoeW3438, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Boone whanau, just awesome people to share wine history and the Central Otago area and Māori history with. Hope the rest of your trip was fantastic. Ngā Mihi Joe

Reviewed 5 December 2018

This was my second trip with Joe, after enjoying his tour of wineries (around Queenstown) on our visit to the area last year. It was just like meeting an old friend again. The service was 5 star plus and we had so much fun visiting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

Joe is a friendly and funny tour guide who knows his stuff. It was a perfect tour filled with lots of information about the Maori culture and lots of wine, too ;) I can highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank gdybfb
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Joe is truly one of a kind - so passionate, welcoming, and generous with his knowledge of the Māori culture. We had the best time getting to know him (we became fast friends!) and the history of his family - plus, the wines and everyone...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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