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Discover the beauty of the Waitangi River estuary and experience Maori traditions during a 3-hour cruise in a traditional canoe (waka) with a local Maori guide. Learn traditional paddling techniques in the calm waters of the estuary and make your way to Haruru Falls. Your guide shares informative commentary about Ngapuhi customs and history, and points out wildlife as you glide along. Disembark to visit a Ngapuhi meeting house and perhaps meet people from this Maori community. You'll also learn the moves of a 'haka' — an ancient Maori war dance.


  • 3-hour tour with traditional canoe (waka) cruise and Maori cultural experience
  • Paddle through the Waitangi River estuary in a sturdy waka
  • Learn about native customs from the Ngapuhi guide
  • Hear about the sacred nature of Haruru Falls
  • Stop into a marae (Maori meeting house)
  • Gain insight into the perspectives of indigenous Maori people as you explore New Zealand’s stunning terrain

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour gives you the opportunity to learn about the legends of these islands from the perspective of Ngapuhi hosts, who share fascinating stories and a way of life that is not well known to outsiders.

What You Can Expect

Haruru Falls and Waitangi River Tour on a Traditional Maori Waka with Guide

Haruru Falls and Waitangi River Canoe

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I really recommend this excursion, I enjoyed it from the start to the end, the comments, the beautiful landscape, the people informing about Maori history....

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