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Tamaki Hikoi Walking Tours

Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 21 146 9593
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Enjoy some of Auckland’s most illustrated locations, with experienced guides from Ngati Whatua Orakei. As ahikaa (keepers of the fire of Auckland) we will provide a first-hand experience of the rich history of Ngati Whatua Orakei and Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland). Our our new "HOME FIRES OF TAMAKI" walk, enjoy views of the spectacular Waitemata harbour, Auckland CBD and beyond. Walk through lush native bush, explore barracks from the 1800's and gain a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical significance of beautiful Takaparawhau - Bastion Point with your Ngati Whatua Orakei guide. "HEAVEN TO EARTH" Hikoi begins at the dormant volcano Maungawhau (Mt Eden), the site of a majestic pa (Maori strategic stronghold). You will walk past iconic Auckland landmarks, stopping along the way at places of historical significance to Ngati Whatua. Your guide brings Auckland’s unique landscape alive through storytelling, song and customs. Your journey will come to an end with light refreshments (with a New Zealand flavour) at the Auckland Domain, home of the Auckland Museum. We are able to time your arrival so that you can experience the Museum’s Maori cultural performance and / or gallery tour (please note that payment for these is separate).
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
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+64 21 146 9593
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US$28 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great tour I had with a fantastic guide!!! Highly recommend. I did a day tour bushwalk in beautiful Auckland

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NWOTourism, Development Partner at Tamaki Hikoi Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Irit, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Ngā mihi, The Tamaki Hikoi team

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We'd originally booked for the Maungawhau visit, but because of the weather we went instead to Bastion Point, passing Orakei en route. We had two very knowledgeable guides with extensive knowledge of the history of early settlement and of current challenges and future aspirations for...More

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Reviewed December 16, 2017

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

I found the tour to be very interesting. The information the guide shared gave a great insight into the history of the city and the people of the land. A real in depth tour into the life of Maori and their culture.

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NWOTourism, NWO Business Development - Tourism at Tamaki Hikoi Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Tēnā koe, thank you for joining us for our Heaven to Earth tour. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to see you again some day. Ngā mihi, the Tāmaki Hikoi team.

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Reviewed November 20, 2017

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Our Maori guide was Graeme. He was very professional, friendly and informative. We are both teachers and know a good pro when we see one! Superb views of Auckland; we learnt so much of the History and Geography of the area, as well as excellent...More

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NWOTourism, Tourism Administrator at Tamaki Hikoi Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Tēnā korua, thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our Heaven to Earth tour. We hope to see you again some day. Ngā mihi, the Tāmaki Hikoi team.

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

My experience was a treasure trove of Maori culture and history, from the earliest tribes until contemporary Maori people and culture in real time today. I experienced the spiritual essence of the community right along with everyday people going about their work. Folks were hospitable...More

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NWOTourism, Tourism Administrator at Tamaki Hikoi Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Tēnā koe, thank you for joining us for the Home Fires of Tamaki tour. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to see you again some day. Ngā mihi, the Tāmaki Hikoi team.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Really great tour and insights into the stories, history and present of Auckland/Tamaki from a member of the Maori tribe that have lived in this part of what is now the city for many hundreds of years. We had a great and informative tour. Highly...More

Thank Julian C
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NWOTourism, Tourism Administrator at Tamaki Hikoi Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Tēnā koe, thank you for joining us for our Heaven to Earth tour. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, and hope to see you again some day. Ngā mihi, the Tāmaki Hikoi team.

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Reviewed March 16, 2017

This tour and presentation gives you an opportunity to hear a Maori leader talk about Maori history and about modern life in New Zealand. You'll hear the Maori language and see formal ceremonies if you're lucky. You'll be able to ask questions. It is a...More

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Reviewed January 13, 2017

The worst trip organizer. As part of our family vacation to New Zealand, We booked this trip and had a confirmed voucher. They cancelled the trip without any advance notification. I randomly called the number 4 days before my trip and the trip owner said...More

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