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Waiheke Island Cultural Experience

Waiheke Island Cultural Experience

Experience Waiheke Island from a Māori perspective. Enjoy stunning sea views over the Hauraki Gulf and white sand beaches before visiting the heart of the Māori community. Learn about carving, tattooing, the revitalisation of Māori language and the impact of colonisation, from archaeological remains to stories of the places you’ll visit. Award-winning wine and olive oil industries have flourished here - you have the option to taste both at a local vineyard; lunch is at a local cafe. Walk through native bush, learn the medicinal Māori uses of traditional plants, while spotting native birds like tui, kereru and piwakawaka.

From

NZ$ 480.00

Per Person

Highlights

  • Visit the local Marae to learn about its importance to the community and Marae protocol

  • Walk to the summit of a pā site and see evidence of middens, kumara pits and fortified terraces

  • Visit beaches and a vineyard and taste the local wine

  • Enjoy a bush walk and learning about the traditional use of plants in Rongoa – Maori medicine

  • Learn about the arrival of Māori in NZ and Waiheke, history of old as well as recent times

Visit

Full Description

Experience Waiheke Island from a Māori perspective. Enjoy stunning sea views over the Hauraki Gulf and white sand beaches before visiting the heart of the Māori community. Learn about carving, tattooing, the revitalisation of Māori language and the impact of colonisation, from archaeological remains to stories of the places you’ll visit. Award-winning wine and olive oil industries have flourished here - you have the option to taste both at a local vineyard; lunch is at a local cafe. Walk through native bush, learn the medicinal Māori uses of traditional plants, while spotting native birds like tui, kereru and piwakawaka.

Includes

Fantastic scenic walk and expert guiding and interpretation

Meeting Point

Catch the 9:00am Fullers ferry from downtown Auckland (the trip to Waiheke takes approx 35 minutes, ferry ticket not included in the tour price)

Walk starts: 9:45am, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia

When leaving the ferry, look for your guide who will be standing on your left just before you enter the Ferry Terminal. Your guide will be holding a Terra & Tide sign.

Walk ends: 4:00pm, Ferry Wharf in Matiatia

Additional Information

Price does not include: Ferry fares to/from Waiheke, lunch, any wine/olive oil tastings.
Please bring: Comfortable shoes, Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, raincoat (depending on forecast), water, money for lunch and/or tastings.

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 7 days before activity starts.

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.

Terms

Current terms and conditions can be found on our website. https://terraandtide.co.nz/terms-and-conditions/

From

NZ$ 480.00

Per Person

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