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Maori Waka Tour

time-raw2 hours
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Explore the hidden treasures of our southern coastline as our ancestors once did.

What to expect?

The waka (canoe) has a deep spiritual and cultural significance in Maori culture. It is a prominent feature throughout the whakapapa (genealogy) and stories of our people

The revitalisation of waka on our river follows the strong cultural traditions of the past on the Waikouaiti River and links the indigenous people of Kāti Huirapa to the landscape.

Learn how to navigate a coastal river while getting to know our people, place, past and future, discover the seaside hidden gem that is Karitane.


What is included?

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Refreshments and light snacks

Life jackets

Water shoes


Wind jackets

What do I need to bring?

Warm clothing in case of changing weather conditions.

You can expect to get wet from the knees down so you may like to bring a change of clothes.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of 20% if cancelled 24 hours before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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