Unique experience paddling down the Waitangi River estuaries
Authentic 50-foot (12-m) Waka Taua/Maori war canoe
Hear ancient stories, bring the cultural landscapes alive
Participate in Ngapuhi tribal customs & traditions
FREE 2 day pass to Waitangi Treaty Grounds
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided Maori war canoe experience
2-day pass to Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Live tour commentary provided in English
Know Before You Book
Children under 6 not permitted on the Waka for safety reasons. Child rate is 6 - 12 years.
Maximum group size is 16 people, with a combined minimum of 6 people for a confirmed departure.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds operate daily 9 AM to 6 PM from 26 Dec - 29 Feb and 9 AM to 5 PM from 1 Mar - 31 Apr.
Check-in is 30 minutes prior to booked tour start time.
Your Maori war canoe experience will take place on the date you select when booking.
Your 2-Day Pass to Waitangi Treaty Grounds may be redeemed any day within 1 week of the day you redeem your Maori war canoe experience.
Minimum 6 People for a confirmed departure.
Photo opportunities at the Haruru Falls..
What you can expect
Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys captures the true spirit and essence of authentic Maori cultural tourism with a 2.5 hour voyage through the mangrove estuaries of the Waitangi river to the mystical Haruru waterfalls aboard a 50ft Waka Taua/Maori war canoe. This unique cultural experience provides a rare insight into ancient tribal customs, rituals and traditions through interactive immersion in our culture and the ancient art of storytelling.
Te Hoenga Waka also includes a FREE “2 Day Pass” into the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.