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 lunch.
Explore the city and its surroundings, including a short forest walk in the Waitakere Ranges, 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 a black sand beach nestled below wind-chiseled cliffs.
Learn about the Maori leaders that helped shape New Zealand (Aotearoa — translated as ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’).
Also explore scenic Tamaki Drive, a coastal road that skims Waitemata Harbour. Your tour also includes a Maori cultural performance at Auckland Museum that includes the Haka war dance. Your small-group tour ends with hotel drop-off.