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Be immersed in New Zealand’s indigenous 'tikanga' (culture) on this Auckland shore excursion with a knowledgeable Maori guide. Travel through the countryside and rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges on a small-group tour outside the North Island city, including Mt Victoria and the west coast. You’ll watch a live Haka (war dance) performance at the Auckland Museum and learn firsthand about Maori cultural heritage dating back hundreds of years. Snacks, beverages and a picnic lunch are included along with port pickup and drop-off.


  • 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 countryside, including Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa (the ancient forest of Tiriwa) in the famous Waitakere Ranges
  • Intimate small-group tour including a picnic lunch
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Auckland Shore Excursion: Maori Tour and Cultural Performance

A glimpse of Auckland

When your cruise ship pulls into port in Auckland, join a Maori-guided small-group tour and see the sights through an indigenous lens. After port pickup, you’ll travel to Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa for a bush walk in the ancient beech forest. Learn about flora and fauna native to Tamaki Makaurau — the Auckland region — and discover their significance via a Maori worldview. 

Your full-day sightseeing tour includes a snack, beverages and a picnic lunch along with a stroll along the black-sand beaches and windswept cliffs of the North Island’s west coast. 

Follow up with a visit to Mt Victoria, the burial site of of Patuone, one of the chief negotiators of the Treaty of Waitangi. Here, your guide shares anecdotes about the Maori leaders who signed Aotearoa’s/New Zealand’s founding document in 1840.

Returning to the city via the waterfront route of Tamaki Drive along Waitemata Harbour, you’re accompanied to a Maori cultural performance at the Auckland Museum. Be riveted by the Haka war dance before your shore excursion ends with a convenient drop-off at the cruise terminal. 

Worry-free Shore Excursion: 
We will ensure your timely return to the Auckland port of this activity. In the rare event that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

M. B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Best tour ever !!! Now we can speak a little bit Maori and know about the mystery and beauty of this wonderful country.We will come back soon. Hope to meet you again !!!!

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