School Group Tours

$25 per person


3 hours

New Zealand may have been the last land to be inhabited, but it has a long history. The Hakikino Conservation Reserve is a wonderful place to learn about the area’s Māori history, conservation of the land and eels, and see the regeneration first-hand. This ancestral land has been set aside and protected because it is here that people lived more than 800 years ago. We will talk about how these people lived here and appreciate why this fortress settlement would dominate this coastline for over

300 years. It was then that the area was invaded and the original Rangitane people fell to Kahungunu. The bush has been planted and regenerated with more than 150,000 natives over the last 12 years. You will see medicinal plants and hear about their uses. Continue on to and visit the natural wetland where you will see the endangered Native eel in their natural habitat and environment.

  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable clothing, outdoor footwear, hat and warm jacket if the weather dictates

Tour Location

As you approach the coastal village of Waimarama, the dramatic coastal landscape appears with breath-taking views of Motu O Kura in the Pacific Ocean. During the hour-long drive, your guide will entertain you with stories and legends of how their ancestors came to this land over 700 years ago.
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