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Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance

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Experience Auckland from a Maori perspective! The Auckland Maori Tour takes you through the Tamaki Makaurau area (Auckland) with a highly knowledgeable Maori guide. You’ll be immersed in New Zealand’s indigenous tikanga (culture), and learn about a rich cultural heritage dating back hundreds of years, as well as Maori leaders who helped shape New Zealand into a modern nation.
  • Maori guide: hear first-hand accounts of Maori life and traditions 
  • Traditional Maori entertainment: cultural show and Haka dance
  • Great value: includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees
  • Small group tour: enjoy extra attention from your guide
What to Expect
After pickup from your Auckland hotel, leave the city to explore the Waitakere Ranges, along the west coast. As you explore the ancient Maori lands, stop to enjoy a short hike through the Tiriwa forest, where your guide will point out plants and herbs used in natural medicine, Maori cooking, and other traditional practices.

Continue along the coast, stopping at black sand beaches and scenic lookouts, then return to the city via the Tamaki Drive, with stunning views over Waitemata Harbour. After lunch at a local restaurant, end the day watching a captivating Maori culture performance at the Auckland Museum, including the renowned Haka war dance.

Your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super enjoyable day with our tour guide Keri. She was so informative about everything we saw and about Maori culture. We went everywhere we had planned to visit and didn't have to drive (she was a great driver). Rainforest, beaches, museum, cultural performance and a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank brett2021
Reviewed 14 June 2019

This tour was absolutely amazing!! Loved every minute of it! Our tour guide (Sofia) was unbelievable!! She truly knew the city like the back of her hand. She knew how to avoid high traffic areas in order to get us to places on time. She...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SBoeve-Casey
TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review! All our guides including Sofia are really passionate and highly-knowledgeable about both Auckland and New Zealand. Oourse local knowledge and avoiding traffic as much as possible is important too. We operate our...More

Reviewed 2 May 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful introduction into the beautiful city of Aukland. Our tour guide Sofia drove us to Mount Eden. We enjoyed the breathtaking 360* views of the city, the quaint towns of Parnell, Devonport, the habour, beaches and so much more. Sofia shared her...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lleahy2493
TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

It was a pleasure to read your review and thank you so much for taking the time to write it! Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) is a very special place and we love showcasing it to our manuhiri (guests) from around the world. TIME Unlimited Tours operates...More

Reviewed 28 February 2019

Sofia, Gazza, and Hinauri. All three of our guides were phenomenal. Their knowledge and personal cultural insight was extraordinary. Sophia, our driver was very warm, helpful and justifiably proud of New Zealand. She is also a very prolific and respected artist. Gazza was a very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SteveKliewer
TIMEUnlimited, Owner at TIME Unlimited Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2019

Kiaora Steve, nga mihi nui ki a koe! thanks so much for remembering this was a team effort. We like to ensure we can cater to those on a small group tour to personalise the service and on this occasion we could bring you our...More

Reviewed 16 February 2019

Our driver Peter and guide Gazza (his short name because we couldn't pronounce or remember his full Maori name!) were delightful and so full of information and fun. Some wonderful chowder at the Platter for lunch and wonderful sights including great seats at the Maori...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NonnieCarol
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