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Address: Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
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+64 210 570 935
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While in Hawke's Bay discover the real New Zealand and experience Maori...

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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Wonderful Introduction to Maori Culture

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... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nek227
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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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57 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 of the presenters was excellent. We enjoyed that it was an extended family that was... More 

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waimaramamaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this review

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 you visit our shores. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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223 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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!

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waimaramamaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this review

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

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 to something that looked more like a "school cafeteria". The supposed "tribe" was a family... More 

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Hastings, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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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 stories and their lives. That is really special in this day and age. Highly recommend... More 

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waimaramamaori, Public Relations Manager at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this review

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. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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naples, fl
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414 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Robert was a very genuine soul and most informative about his people and culture. ...a very worthwhile day!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

This tour introduced us to an overview of the Maori people. We enjoyed learning about their culture. The demonstrations were of their warrior’s skill with a taiaha; some played their musical instruments (taonga pūoro); their twirling instruments; they gave an excellent explanation of their tattoos (tā moko); and their ritual haka. We were there on a cold day, and they... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

Three of us were deeply fortunate to have a guided tour with Robert , Te Mata Peak and Pou. It was a most moving and informative tour - we thank you with all our hearts. Robert's warmth, humour and especially his depth of knowledge, political awareness, and wairua, made the tour an unforgettable experience. We had hoped to book one... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

This was by far my husband's favorite part of our whole trip! He could not stop talking about it. So cultural and authentic. Robert was our tour guide and was so relaxed and welcoming, we just adored him. Again...my husband still can't stop talking about him. Was overall a great way to learn about the history of New Zealand and... More 

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LEWISBURG
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Reviewed 12 February 2015

We visited December 5, 2014 on an excursion named Arch of Ancestors from Radiance of the Seas. We enjoyed our guide Denise and our host Robert. We enjoyed the ceremonial challenge and greetings. Perhaps because this was during a school break, there was a group of young people dressed in traditional clothing who eagerly participated in demonstrations. We also enjoyed... More 

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