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WanaHaka Tours

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Kia Ora and Welcome! WanaHaka® is focused on giving YOU a true Māori experience to connect you with the Tangata Whenua (people of the land). Wine Tours start from-: $129.00 for a 2.5/3 hr 'Short 'n Sweet' option of Wanaka and Tarras. $179.00 for a 4...more
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103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 21 519 730
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great way to start our New Zealand holiday with a wonderful Maori Welcome. Joe was excellent and so passionate about his culture. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Wanaka.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to start our holiday, learning about the Maori culture and traditions and seeing the Haka performed. The touching on hoses to share the 'breath of life' and be welcomed to the land was a special and unique greeting. Thanks Joe!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big thank you to Joe for the amazing experience we had while on a family holiday to NZ, so glad we took the time to do this and highly recommend anyone with little ones to do the same, its one thing to take your children...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for a humbling review, I just love your whanaū/family to bits, was such a privilege to share my Māori culture with you all and it is very important to me to make sure the kids are fully included as I want it to be...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had the opportunity to watch Joe perform the Maori Powhiri and hear his explanation of its meaning in August 2018. What a special experience. It was enchanting, informative, exciting, and powerful. A lovely, close-up introduction to Maori culture in a setting that was spectacular....More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the lovely and kinds words, I do not take for granted the opportunity given to me to be able to share my Māori history and culture in such a beautiful setting of Wanaka. Ngā Mihi Joe

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

From the moment we met Joe, we were greeted in the traditional Maori manner. Joe was amazing, demonstrating and explaining the meaning behind the traditional Haka whilst showing us a number of wineries, sharing his heritage and local knowledge with us. Joe is resepcted by...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Kia ora Tyron and Liss, what an awesome time we had. You are so much fun, and was special to share the Haka and Māori history of Central Otago with you at Mt Rosa Vineyard (and the 20 or so other people who got the...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Amazing day out with Joe! I had a group of uni students visiting from abroad on a study tour and was looking for a more personalised experience than what large tour companies typically offer. Joe was accommodating in customising a tour that suited our needs...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Kia ora Lindsey and my new whanau of University students from Hong Kong. Was an amazing 2 days of experiences from the whakataū/Māori welcome on Queenstown lake front, to the wine tasting to the animal farm experience. Such a privilege to give the university students...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

It has been my dream to watch a live Haka performance. Since my yet to be wife and I are getting married in Wanaka, I found Joe online and contacted him. He was very easy to deal with. On the day of our wedding, Joe...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Very humbled and honoured by the amazing kind words. It really is so special to me that you allow me to be a part of YOUR special day and I can connect you with New Zealand and Māori culture and more specifically this wonderful Central...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Me and my friend had an amazing day doing Jo’s original wine tour. Jo was an excellent guide! He is truly a beautiful soul and was a pleasure to spend the day with. The knowledge of Maori history and his passion for the culture was...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Ka pai Katie, Was such a pleasure to host you on this tour, thank-you so much for the lovely and kind words which I feel very humbled by. I had such a great day being able to share the beautiful wines of Wanaka and Cromwell...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This tour was absolutely amazing. Joe has such a passion for not only his Maori culture but for the local business/wineries in the area. He went above and beyond, we had so much fun and learnt so much. Loved it. Highly recommend.More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Ngā Mihi Harriet, thanks for making it so much fun as well. 20+ tastings, a trip to Old Cromwell Town and a Haka to finish it at the wanaka tree all makes for a fun day. Look forward to doing it again in the future....More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Joe was fantastic. Loved his Powhiri and made us understand the Maori culture. He is very patient and engaged us with Maori tradition such as the Hongi and Haka. He was right - we are family afterwards. We are in awe of New Zealand and...More

Thank Nina D
Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Nina, thanks for the kind and lovely words. It means a lot to me that you felt such a special connection to the people and the land. Look forward to seeing you back here in Central Otago in the future.

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