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Poihakena tours: stories of Maori in Sydney

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USD 27.98
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You'll start at
27 Hickson Rd
27 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, AustraliaTours depart from Campbells Cove, The Rocks (outside 27 Circular Quay West by the big tree near Campbells Cove jetty). Please arrive at least ten minutes before tour departure. Look out for your Māori guide who will be wearing a Poihākena Tours t.shirt or jersey.
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  • 1
    The Rocks
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    The Rocks Discovery Museum
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 3
    The Big Dig Archaeology Education Centre
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
15 Cumberland St
15 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
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Important Information
Departure Point
27 Hickson Rd, Dawes Point NSW 2000, Australia
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
15 Cumberland St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
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Our guide was Hohepa - a man filled with knowledge and passion for the history of māori in Sydney. Hohepa took us on a journey of enlightenment and ahh moments. This tour is one that is shows that māori were adventurers and entrepreneurs and persistent when needed. It opened
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Response from MelindaLoe, Owner at Poihakena tours: stories of Maori in Sydney
Responded 12 Sep. 2015
Kia ora Angela Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I am so glad you enjoyed the tour - it was great to meet you. Ka kite ano, Hohepa
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Ive lived in Sydney for 11 years and the Poihakena Tour brought to light how little I knew. I learned about the Maori who helped build Sydney into the city it is today. The telling of their stories and exploring the streets and alleys they once walked really help the experience
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Kotahi Tours wonderful Poihakena adventure takes you deep into a Sydney you probably didn't even know existed. I've grown up in Sydney and spent my life exploring its nooks and crannies, and these two hours opened my eyes even further. You are guided through Maori Sydney with
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For me a 'meaningful experience' is one that stays with you, one that pops into your head so much that you can ignore it no longer and you find yourself on the internet looking for more information! The Poihakena tour has indeed provided me with all this and more. What an
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Kotahi Tourism promises 'meaningful experiences' on their website, and the Poihakena Tour certainly provides that. The tour consists of a two hour guided walking tour of The Rocks, interwoven with stories of Maori in Sydney. These stories cover the period from 1793 to the
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By: Kotahi Tourism
27 reviews
Ralph T
Maori Beliefs
We had a tour with Brent. Not only was the tour enlightening, it was inspirational, as we learned about how the
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Nice tour on Stories of Maori
1.) I got a new perspective of Sydney 2.) Tour guides are really very knowledgable 3.) They will also show you
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Perth, Australia
Experience not to be missed
Had the best tour of the Rocks with Hohepa relating the history of Maori settlement in Sydney. His knowledge of
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Sydney, Australia
Walking Tour of the Rocks
I was impressed & enlighten with this tour. Melinda was very helpful & Hohepa was really passionate & knowledgable
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Sydney, Australia
The Rocks, Sydney - Maori lived here, 1790's
I only remember The Rocks for the pubs, pubs and oh yeah pubs. That was a few years ago. Gosh it has changed a lot
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Sydney, Australia
Fascinating and fun tour!
Great value tour of the Rocks from a Maori perspective. As a Kiwi I was shocked at how much information about
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Sydney, Australia
Hohepa has so much knowledge to share, we only scratched the surface!
What a great tour, I loved every minute of it. I'm a kiwi who's been living in Sydney for 10 years. I've done lots
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Sydney, Australia
An amazing tour!
Thank you Hohepa for a wonderful tour last Saturday filled with intriguing facts and stories. As a New Zealander
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Jacqueline H
Fascinating tour from the Maori view
We had a wonderful two (plus!) hours with our terrific guide, Hohepa. A great source of information, entertaining,
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Fascinating Tour of the Rocks
If your wanting to spend two hours discovering so much about The Rocks with one of the best guides then this is
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Fascinating Tour!
Loved this fascinating tour! Hohepa is an fantastic guide and shared intriguing stories of Māori in Sydney as we
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Sydney, Australia
A fascinating tour of Poihākena
This was a fascinating tour of Poihākena (the te reo Māori word for Port Jackson) and Tallawalladah - stories of
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Verica B
Novi Sad, Serbia
Guide is the modern man with strong roots and it makes him more interesting
Guide led us so interesting through Maori people doom that we almost forgot the fact that we are in the city of
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Greg M
NZ WWII Veterans
Absolutely wonderful tour, very knowledgeable and captivating. Thank you for your support and care to our WWII
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Sydney, Australia
Great day out in Sydney.
Poihakena Tour with Kotahi Tourism was great! Melinda and Hohepa have loads of experience working at Te Papa
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