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Walk with the Ancestors

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Stop At: Waimarama Beach, Waimarama, Hastings New Zealand

We start our tour where our story begins: on the shores of Waimarama beach where the great migration canoe Takitimu was dragged ashore to make repairs over 800 years ago. See for yourself why they stayed on and established the great fortress of Hakikino, deep in the surrounding hills.

From the coast we visit the remnant of Hakikino on our family’s Conservation Reserve. As you walk the pathways and experience the remaining pockets of native plants, native forests and wetland areas, you will gain insight as to how these ancient people lived here and appreciate why this fortress settlement would dominate this coastline for over 300 years.

Duration: 2 hours
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Departure Point
20 Airini Rd, Waimarama 4294, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We can collect you from your accommodation in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North or from the Airport in Napier.
Departure Time
5/14/2019 - 10/18/2021Monday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Wednesday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Friday:08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Saturday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Sunday:09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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In general there are two types of Maori tours: the mass presentation Las Vegas type show, which can be great fun; and then, there's the more intimate, inclusive kind of presentation. At Waimarama there is the opportunity to relate to modern day Maori people; to learn of their
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Response from Waimarama M, Manager at Walk with the Ancestors
Responded Sep. 1, 2019
Thank you for your kind words - we are so thrilled to read that you enjoyed your time with our family learning about the different aspects of our lives in such an authentic way. We hope that you will return one day soon, but until then take care - Mā te wā!
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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