Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys

NZ$135 Per person

Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys

Interactive Maori Marae, Maori village and Waka Tours in Waitangi, Paihia and Kerikeri.

Historical events like the Treaty of Waitangi, birth of a nation and the impact of colonisation on our people, our culture and our lands, provides Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys with an ideal platform to help you “discover Northland, the tale of the fish.”

Through our interactive experiences and interpretive story telling, we will reveal to you how our Maori world view embraces the past, present, and future preservation and sustainability of Northlands eco systems, landscapes, economic, social and cultural developments.

The Bay of Islands is home to Taiamai Tours Heritage journeys and the Ngapuhi, New Zealand’s largest tribal Maori group. This interactive Waka experience provides a rare and unique insight into Maori ancient customs, rituals and traditions.

Activity Options

Te Hoenga Waka – Haruru Falls

Feel and sense the spirituality of the Maori warrior as you glide your way up the peaceful and tranquil estuaries of the Waitangi River aboard our 50 ft traditional Maori Waka (canoe).

  • Traditional Maori Welcome
  • View a sacred Maori Marae village
  • Interactive commentary from our local Ngapuhi guide
  • Storytelling, customs, traditions & learn Ngapuhi songs and chants
  • Haruru Falls, local land & aquatic wild life
  • Feel the power and spirituality of being onboard and paddling a 50ft traditional Waka

Other Information

  • Departs 10.00 am & 1.00 pm from the Waitangi Bridge
  • Duration 10.00 am voyage 2.5 hours, 1.00 pm voyage 3.5 hours
  • Maximum 16 people
  • Bring: appropriate clothing & footwear, water, sun block, sunhat, sunglasses, camera
  • Bookings are essential!


Waitangi Wharf, Paihia, New Zealand.