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Explore Auckland and its surroundings through the eyes of a Maori guide on this full-day tour that includes a cultural performance and 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 a beautiful west coast beach 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 15 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), also called the Waitakere Ranges
  • Intimate small group tour includes 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 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.

Customer Reviews

Hongyue N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great experience and fantastic tour guide!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I highly recommend this tour. You will visit unforgettable places and a real close up experience of local culture. As a participant you will be given unprecedented by the tour host. I will NEVER forget this tour ! Whakawhetai koe ! Thank you !

Meera G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Do not think and book this tour at once! We were fortunate to have had Ceillhe, the founder of Time Unlimited Tours. We were thoroughly satisfied with the pace of the tour providing us with ample opportunities to take photos and ask questions. Ceillhe is wealth of knowledge and is genuinely passionate about sharing her knowledge with everyone. I will highly recommend this tour!

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

In a word, OUTSTANDING!!!! We were fortunate enough to have Ceillhe Sperath, the founder and director of Time Unlimited as our tour guide and host for the day. She met us at our hotel in a luxurious Mercedes van and greeted us in the Maori language. Little did we know we were in for the day of our lives. As the tour began to unfold, we knew we were being treated to a insightful experience as only someone who is Maori and a naive New Zealander could impart. Throughout the course of the day, we crisscrossed the city visiting many historical sights, had lunch in Devenport followed by a visit to a wildlife park, a black sand beach and a rain forest. Ceillhe provided us with fresh fruit, snacks and beverages throughout the day. At the end of the stop to Peha the black sand beach, Ceillhe put out what I would call a tailgate spread of beverages and goodies native to New Zealand. She explained what they were and encouraged us to try them. She was the consummate guide, never rushing us and giving us time for plenty of photo ops. This was a small group tour and it felt personalized. Thank you for an amazing day that provided memories which will last a lifetime!

Lynne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This si an amazing tour if you want to know about the native people of New Zealand. We had two of which was a Maori. He told us of his family origins and the origins of all of the Maori lands. Seeing the origins of the Maori, one can understand the similarities and differences of the original people of New Zealand, French Polynesia and Hawaii. The movements of the hands and the bodies in the dance are similar butdifferent depending on the lsland. Truly a worthwhile tour.

Amanda A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was an amazing tour with an amazing guide. So much great scenery and information packed into a great day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an amazing tour. Sofia was an awesome guide, and besides seeing things relevant to the Maori culture, they also provided samples of NZ food that I probably would not have known about otherwise. You also get to see a lot of Auckland on this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I would not like to miss it. Got lot of information within one very interesting day. Got lot of wonderfull impressions about sourrounding of Auckland.
THANK Kristi for patience, flexibility and for sharing knowledge about Maori culture as well as New Zealand as a country.
Thanks to Edi for his patience!!

Victoria C

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.

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