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Waimarama Maori Tours

Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
+64 210 570 935
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The most personal, cultural experience in New Zealand!

We absolutely loved learning about Maori culture and the Waimarama tribe. Robert, Ike and Helen... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Dawn B
Incredible

I am now 69 years old and fairly well travelled. This tour was by far the nicest tour I remember... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
larsni
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While in Hawke's Bay discover the real New Zealand and experience Maori culture past and present.Our award-winning private tours will touch your heart and open your mind. We invite you to take an intimate, personal and spiritual journey with us through the more than 800 year life of the Waimarama tribe. Share our culture, get to know our family, and feel the power of our sacred native landscapes. You'll gain insights and knowledge about us as Maori people past and present. The tours are informal and relaxed. All you'll need is a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Find out why our tours are one of the most memorable experiences you'll have in New Zealand.
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Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We absolutely loved learning about Maori culture and the Waimarama tribe. Robert, Ike and Helen had not only historical knowledge, but personal stories and family history that truly illustrated what it's like to live as a Maori. They were kind, welcoming and generous. Robert even...More

1  Thank Dawn B
WaimaramaMaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Dawn B, thank you very much so such a kind review. We as a family are very privileged to be able to share our family, our culture and our sacred sites with you.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I am now 69 years old and fairly well travelled. This tour was by far the nicest tour I remember ever taking. Robert, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, informative, humorous and warm. He virtually brought us into his family, introducing us to nieces and nephews...More

Thank larsni
WaimaramaMaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Kia Ora - thank you for your kind words and we are so pleased that you enjoyed spending time with Robert and his family. It is certainly our pleasure to be able to share as much knowledge and warmth as possible.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

What a privilege to be introduced to the Waimarama Maori tribe through this tour. We not only toured important sites to the community but were warmly welcomed with ritual ceremonies. The ease and generosity with which they shared themselves made us feel more like visiting...More

Thank blowfish53
WaimaramaMaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed spending some time with us as we very much enjoyed our time with you. We do hope to "see you again!" - "Mā te wā".

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Napier with my Australian and London friends. I have been to Napier many times but this was the first time I thought of booking Waimarama Maori Tours. I was a little worried as I wanted my friends to be impressed and experience...More

Thank Ann B
waimaramamaori, Front Office Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you Ann for your wonderful comment. We thoroughly enjoyed sharing our culture with you and your friends.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

These statues are absolutely stunning. A real tribute to the area and all of its warriors and legends.

1  Thank Cassandra H
waimaramamaori, Front Office Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you very much Cassandra.

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour through Holland America as the Arch of the Ancestors tour. Although we were in a large group the visit was organized so that we were broken into small groups for presentations about dance, music, warriors, traditional foods and welcome customs. Each...More

Thank nek227
waimaramamaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us; we certainly enjoy spending time with all of our visitors. Thank you for your kind comments and we do hope that we will see you again on one of our private tours the next time...More

Reviewed 8 March 2017

Walking through the Maori land of Waimarama with Robert is like picking the brain of a living breathing book of legends. It was an absolutely incredible experience that felt genuine and incredibly instructive. Awesome!

Thank Robin_Laura
waimaramamaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. It was awesome to spending time with you.

Reviewed 5 March 2017

When I looked at the pictures on here, I understand why these people liked the show, and I didn't. They claimed that the place they usually have ("stunning outdoor space with eels who are swimming in a pond" (NOT!!!!) was "unavailable" and they took us...More

Thank silviaeaston
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We wanted to have a Maori cultural experience but not a plastic or programmed tour. This tour exceeded expectations on all levels. We had genuine interactions with local Maori and there was time to chat and all our questions were answered. Lovely people sharing their...More

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waimaramamaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2017

Thank you for your kind comment. We are happy that we were able to provide for you an authentic experience; that we were able to give you an insight into the lives of our Ancestors and our lives today.

Reviewed 26 July 2016

To be honest the tour we had was poorly organise and the tour guides seem to be just interrupting each other. They were quite rude sometimes and I am very disappointed in the tour I received.

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