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  • Location:Auckland, New Zealand
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance

Explore Auckland and its surroundings through the eyes of a Maori guide on this full-day tour that includes a cultural performance and picnic lunch. Take a walk through the ancient forest of Tiriwa, discovering native flora and fauna and their significance to the indigenous Maori worldview. You’ll visit west coast beaches and learn about a rich cultural heritage as you watch the Haka dance performed at the Auckland Museum. This small-group tour is limited to a maximum of ten participants for a personalized experience.


  • Explore Auckland's sites through the eyes of a Maori guide
  • See a live performance of a world-famous Haka War Dance
  • See the surrounding country-side, including Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (the ancient forest of Tiriwa) in the famous Waitakere Ranges
  • Intimate small group tour includes a picnic lunch

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What You Can Expect

Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance

Auckland Maori Tour

Start your Maori-led tour of Auckland with pickup from your hotel. You’ll see Auckland — aka Tamaki Makaurau — from a Maori perspective as you’re immersed in New Zealand’s indigenous tikanga (culture) with your knowledgeable Maori guide. Your full-day sightseeing tour includes snacks, beverages and a picnic lunch.

Explore the city and its surroundings, including a forest walk through Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa, where your guide points out flora and fauna native to this region of the North Island. You’re driven along the rugged western coastline to stroll black sand beaches nestled below wind-chiseled cliffs. 

On a visit to Mt Victoria, learn about the Maori leaders that helped shape New Zealand (Aotearoa — translated as ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’). See the final resting place of Patuone, one of the chief negotiators and signatories of the Treaty of Waitangi, the British Crown’s founding document, signed in the the Bay of Islands in 1840.

Return to Auckland proper via scenic Tamaki Drive, a coastal road that skims Waitemata Harbour. You’ll finish at the Auckland Museum, where you’ll watch a Maori cultural performance that includes the Haka war dance. Your small-group tour ends with hotel drop-off. 

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing, amazing, amazing!! Would definitely recommend this tour!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating!! 5 STARS!!



5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide was excellent and we spent the entire day all around Auckland getting a great overview of the city and surrounding territory. The Cultural Performance was in the Memorial Hall which we had visited the previous day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It was the best tour ever, the tour guide was extremely lovely and nice. Very informative. I would strongly recommend it to whoever going to visit NewZealand. Honestly this is a must join tour !:)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This tour was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Its one of the most personal tours I have EVER had....and I have been on hundreds! If you are visiting Auckland, do yourself a favor and sign up for this tour...ASAP!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Absolutely amazing. Tour guide was very informed. Felt a true bond to New Zealand after doing this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

We had a great trip. Our guide was outstanding and so was her assistant. The guide drove well, got us to places on time, chatted about the most interesting aspects of things we were seeing and gave us persepctive on Maori life in New Zealand. Thanks very much .
We give you five stars.

Fletcher Hodges

Margaret H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

I could not of asked for a better tour with a Maori guide and she was excellent.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

It was a wonderful day!

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

The tour was very nice and the tour guide was great!

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

Despite heavy rain on the day, we thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The guide had packed us waterproof coats - very thoughtful as we only had fleeces due to the fact we were travelling all round Australia and NZ and the weight restrictions on the various airlines. Not sure I appreciated how wet and cold NZ would be, unlike Australia. We had a great day out, first at the cultural show, then lunch at the fish market, followed by a trip into the rainforest. Jo, our guide, was lovely and made it a very personal experience - there was only us and one Australian - far better than big coach trips. She provided us with snacks and traditional NZ fare for us to try throughout the day. Great experience.

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