• Location: Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Explore Auckland and its surroundings through the eyes of a Maori guide on this full-day tour that includes a cultural performance and lunch. Take a walk through the ancient forest of Tiriwa, discovering native flora and fauna and their significance to the indigenous Maori worldview. You’ll visit a beautiful west coast beach and learn about a rich cultural heritage as you watch the Haka dance performed at the Auckland Museum. This small-group tour is limited to a maximum of 15 participants for a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Explore Auckland's sites through the eyes of a Maori guide
  • See a live performance of a world-famous Haka War Dance
  • See the surrounding country-side, including Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (the ancient forest of Tiriwa), also called the Waitakere Ranges
  • Intimate small group tour includes lunch

What You Can Expect

Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance

Auckland Maori Tour

Start your Maori-led tour of Auckland with pickup from your hotel. You’ll see Auckland — aka Tamaki Makaurau — from a Maori perspective as you’re immersed in New Zealand’s indigenous tikanga (culture) with your knowledgeable Maori guide. Your full-day sightseeing tour includes snacks, beverages and lunch.
Explore the city and its surroundings, including a short forest walk in the Waitakere Ranges, where your guide points out flora and fauna native to this region of the North Island. You’re driven along the rugged western coastline to stroll a black sand beach nestled below wind-chiseled cliffs. 
Learn about the Maori leaders that helped shape New Zealand (Aotearoa — translated as ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’).
Also explore scenic Tamaki Drive, a coastal road that skims Waitemata Harbour. Your tour also includes a Maori cultural performance at Auckland Museum that includes the Haka war dance. Your small-group tour ends with hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

philip p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very nice tour with informative guide. Cultural dance show was nice, museum was awesome! Lunch was delicious and comfortable outdoor seating at restaurant. Beaches and waterfall and local scenery were breathtaking. Tasting honey was a nice touch.

Jacquelyn L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Absolutely the BEST tour! Sofia was a real gem! We took this tour Me, twin 15 yr old daughters and we all agreed this is one of the best tours we have ever been on and we have done a lot of them!. Comfortable van with snacks!, amazing tour around including beaches, waterfalls and Maori legends/history, delicious lunch and gorgeous scenery. They even picked us up and dropped us off at our airbnb apartment! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour and Sofia, in particular!!

keith.adderley

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our full day Maori Tour which included a cultural performance and lunch.

Hinauri our very friendly and knowledgeable guide, ably assisted by Vanessa, were so very attentive and looked after us very well from the start to the finish of an eight hour day. We saw so many fantastic sights and spectacular panoramic views around the beautiful city of Auckland and at the same time learned so much about Maori history and culture.

All in all a great day. Interesting, memorable and most importantly good fun. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anybody who wants to see as much of Auckland as possible but only has a limited of time.

Thank you Viator and Time Unlimited Tours - we had a great time.

Marlon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I loved our tour guide, Sofia. She was so sweet and thoughtful, full of knowledge, and I enjoyed Auckland so much more because of the tour and Sofia.

Maleeka L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A must do tour! We loved it, we wanted to visit a number of locations that weren’t accessible via public transport and this tour included them all. Ceillhe and Peter were fantastic and very knowledgeable. Ceillhe’s passsion and knowledge was impressive and really made sure we were well taken care of. Kia ora!

Deanna N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was an amazing experience. I would definitely go on tour again. The Maori guide was friendly, took us to a great restaurant and was very cognizant of the time effortlessly moving us from place to place without feeling rushed.

Sharon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Nine hours of history, Maori legends, beautiful scenery and exciting presentations. The tour guide is the owner of the company and she was knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her. She added some touches like the New Zealand tastings and the gift that were icing on the cake. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see Auckland and hear about the Maori way of life. I'd love to take her other tours around New Zealand.

Kevin G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Can I give this 6 stars? Ceillhe made Auckland really come alive. She told us about its history and the Maori history of the city. We saw amazing views and heard great stories about the city. I could not recommend her enough! I never felt rushed, and I felt like we got to see some amazing Auckland sites.

Hongyue N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great experience and fantastic tour guide!

alexparrini66

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I highly recommend this tour. You will visit unforgettable places and a real close up experience of local culture. As a participant you will be given unprecedented by the tour host. I will NEVER forget this tour ! Whakawhetai koe ! Thank you !

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