The Bay of Islands is home to Taiamai Tours heritage journeys and the Ngapuhi, New Zealand’s largest tribal Maori group. Our interactive Waka experience provides a rare and unique insight into our ancient customs, rituals and traditions.
Join us on our Waka voyage and we promise you will leave us with everlasting memories which will remain with you forever.
Meet with local Ngapuhi whose traditional knowledge and storytelling skills are legendary in the Bay of Islands. Our ancient histories and stories are shared with you as we paddle together aboard our 50 ft Waka Taua (Maori War Canoe) on the tidal estuaries of the Waitangi River.
Departing from the Waitangi Bridge, our Qualmark endorsed Waka voyages are a perfect combination of eco and interactive cultural experiences. We confidently stand by our claim that Taiamai Tours are:
New Zealand’s premier Ngapuhi cultural experience….
This tour activity is an interactive and educational Waka experience with customers learning traditional paddle techniques, Waka manoeuvres, chants and Haka whilst absorbing the breath taking natural beauty of the Waitangi river eco systems and native flora and fauna landscapes
You will depart from the tours with a deeper understanding of our culture and knowing that your journey with us has without doubt been a Journey of Discovery, a Journey of Distinction.
Nau mai, haere mai, We welcome you!......
Now Inclusive with a two day free WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS pass