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A Day in the Life of a Maori Elder

A distinctive, private and personal 5 hour Maori Tour including lunch and transportation

Available at any time that suits you

Waimarama based

This very special tour gives you unfettered access to the world of Maori rarely seen by outsiders. Spend the day with one of our elders as they share with you their rich Maori heritage and their personal insights with a touch of humour and grace. 

Take a walk with him on the ancestral sacred lands of Hakikino where his people loved, fought and died over 700 years ago. Visit the native plant nursery where today the family strive to restore, conserve and protect remnant bush areas. Understand the unique challenges of combining all of this in a contemporary and viable farming business and see for yourself why he is so proud of their South Devon cattle.

Enjoy a visit with our family at our marae reservation where we too will share with you the rich stories and legends that surround the area of Waimarama. 

Our elders have such an interesting and varied life and enjoy meeting people and sharing a meal with you which you will enjoy together, along with other members of the family at our family home; built almost 120 years ago. 

The tour is informal and relaxed and provides you with an insider’s perspective on being Maori as our elders relate historical and contemporary Maori culture from a unique and personal point of view.  

This 6-hour tour includes a light lunch.



Effective 1 September 2018 - 1 September 2020

$595 per person + one-off transportation fee. 

*Transportation fee is dependent upon the pick-up location and the number of visitors on your tour. 


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