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Mauao, ancestral mountain
Historic Village
View of Tauranga harbour
Sacred rituals
Refreshment stop
Marae, a cultural institution
History And Culture Tour Of Tauranga

History And Culture Tour Of Tauranga

To get a feel for the history of Tauranga you will experience the stories of an ancient Māori fortified village and the arrival and impact that missionaries and European settlers had on local Māori.

From

NZ$ 189.00

Per Person

Highlights

  • Small group tour

  • Local Māori guide

  • Visit significant sites of conflicts that shaped the region

  • Panoramic views of Tauranga harbour and coastline

  • Connect the local Māori centre of the community with the arrival of the ancestors in the 1200s

Visit

Full Description

To get a feel for the history of Tauranga you will experience the stories of an ancient Māori fortified villages and the arrival and impact that missionaries and European settlers had on the Māori people.  Your Māori guides are descendants of the local tribes. You will stand on the very grounds where one of New Zealand's most incredible battles occurred. Listen to stories of chivalry during the battle. You will have the opportunity to explore the Historic Village that represents the European settlement of Tauranga. To complete this tour you will visit a local marae and take the opportunity to view the Tauranga harbour area from the surrounding hills. A truly stunning view!

Optional: To conclude this tour you can enjoy an exquisite culinary experience at Izakai, an award winning Māori/Japanese fusion eatery. (at your cost, subject to opening times)

Includes

Small numbers

Luxurious, comfortable van

Meeting Point

We leave from Salisbury Wharf car park near the gates to the Port of Tauranga. We will pick up from the Central Parade post office and/or Bayfair, outside the Izakai Bar and Eatery.

Additional Information

We will have a refreshment stop for approximately one hour during the tour where you will have the opportunity to explore the local surrounds (subject to local conditions)

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

Good weather is required for this experience. If we need to cancel due to poor weather, you'll be offered a different date or a full refund.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

From

NZ$ 189.00

Per Person

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