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Waimarama Maori Tours: Tours & Tickets

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Discover the real New Zealand on one of our award-winning private tours or our exclusive Cruise Ship Tour. We offer Māori cultural tours where we share our culture, provide an opportunity to get to know our people and explore the history of our...more
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Reviewed 29 August 2019

In general there are two types of Maori tours: the mass presentation Las Vegas type show, which can be great fun; and then, there's the more intimate, inclusive kind of presentation. At Waimarama there is the opportunity to relate to modern day Maori people; to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Thank you for your kind words - we are so thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with our family learning about the different aspects of our lives in such an authentic way. We hope that you will return one day soon, but until...More

Reviewed 16 July 2019

Meet the real people at this authentic and intimate cultural experience... beautiful setting and a wealth of background to Maori culture.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2019

Thank you Tony for your kind review! We are forever grateful when guests leave us feeling as though they have had an authentic experience, enjoyed our scenery and have come away learning more about the Māori people. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 29 April 2019

An excellent introduction to Maori history and how the people are trying to honor the past through their current lives. The family presenting the attraction is obviously proud of their heritage and happy to share it with all travelers. I was impressed with the children,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

Thank you Linda for your kind review! We are so thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with our family both young and old learning about our people, history and culture. We trust you are well and hope we will meet again some day....More

Reviewed 18 April 2019

While traveling in Napier, New Zealand, my husband and I were picked up and taken on an all-day tour of Maori sacred grounds, Maori cultural center, and a newly built celestial sundial depicting early Maori navigational knowledge. We were privileged to have been guided on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

Thank you for your kind review! The privilege is truly ours and we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. Our family love sharing our culture, history, sacred lands and significant sites with all of our visitors but more importantly, we love meeting...More

Reviewed 3 March 2019 via mobile

Yesterday we met Robert, a Maori elder, and his cousin-in-law Helen and were absolutely entranced throughout the time we spent with them on a private tour of the sacred Maori locales outside of Napier. Robert guided the trip and provided most of the very personal...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2019

We are so humbled to read such a review and we are truly thankful that we were able to give you, our new friends and insight into our culture and lives that isn't otherwise seen. Our goal is to share our knowledge, history and culture...More

Reviewed 17 February 2019

A fantastic opportunity for kiwis to embrace an aspect of their country that they may have always wondered about through the Ngati Kahungunu iwi and their deep connection with the area. We experienced a traditional welcome onto a sacred pa site and were given an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2019

Thank you for your kind review! We are so thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with us and learnt more about our people while visiting the rohe (area) of Ngāti Kahungunu! It is also wonderful to know that you feel more connected to...More

Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

We were picked up by Ike and Helen at our B&B , not knowing exactly what to expect. We soon discovered that this was not your usual Maori tourist experience. Ike and Helen first took us to the shores of Waimarama Beach, which is part...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Kia Ora Bob! Thank you for your very kind review -- Helen, Robert and I very humbled to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. As you mentioned, we are not the 'usual Māori tourist experience' and we are so thrilled that this added...More

Reviewed 1 February 2019

I signed up for this not knowing what it was really all about. The Maori guide on the bus set the stage for a wonderful introduction to a Maori reservation, their music, customs, traditions, and language. So much in New Zealand is about the Maori...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Thank you Linda E for your kind review! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed meeting our family and learning about our culture, lives, customs and our language. I will ensure that I pass on your wonderful comments to the team -- especially our bus...More

Reviewed 30 January 2019

The bus ride showed us beautiful countryside, and the Moari guide on the bus was very informative. The family was very friendly and explained their culture to us. You could really feel their pride. We really enjoyed this historical tour of the early inhabitants of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are so pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience with us and our family just love sharing their lives, culture and experiences with all of our guests. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 27 January 2019

The Maori are an emotional people, and the day was filled with emotion. At the end, all participants were invited to share their thoughts, and it was clear that those touring were also moved by the experience. It was not a "well-rehearsed singing and dancing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Waimarama M, Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2019

Thank you for your review! Our whānau (family) strive to ensure that we are true to ourselves, our culture and that we remain authentic in sharing our lives. We are so thrilled to read that you had a wonderful experience with us and I would...More

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