WanaHaka Tours
WanaHaka Tours
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Cultural ToursWine Tours & Tastings
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Kia Ora and Welcome! WanaHaka® is focused on giving YOU a true Maori experience to connect you with the Tangata Whenua (people of the land). Wine Tours start from-: $149.00 for a 3 hr 'Express Eine Tour' option of Wanaka and Tarras. $209.00 for the 4-5 hour Wine Tour with Maori Culture Wanaka, and 4 hour Wine Tour with Maori Culture Queenstown. The 2 above tours include cheese platters as well for 2 people plus. We will connect you with the Maori history and people of the land so you get the COMPLETE cultural experience. The Maori Welcome to Wanaka, Queenstown and Central Otago-: starts from $35 per person. It's usually performed at the Lake Wanaka waterfront(venue advised after booking), at weddings and conferences as a welcome to our region. We would love to share our passion, Mana/Spirit and Maori history with you. At WanaHaka® Tours we believe "Culture is Connection", connecting with the people of the land provides the authentic, human connection.
Wanaka, New Zealand

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Sunshine15390947233
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We had a lovely day out experiencing the local wineries and local culture. Joe was very informative and we learnt so much about the history of the area. Thanks!
Written May 21, 2024
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LMM
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was fortunate enough that our tour was just us so it provided for more time to get to know our guide Joe and really learn a lot about the area. The wineries we visited were excellent and tastings were generous. Joe does an excellent job and makes for a great day out. Highly recommend.
Written May 12, 2024
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Snowy
38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
My friend and I were the only 2 people on the tour that day and it was indeed a great express experience of Maori culture and the local wineries! Joe was passionate and funny, always cracking a joke or two along the way, and shared a lot about local history and culture as well as insight into the 2 wineries we went to (Aitken's Folly and Rippon). The staff/owners we met at the wineries were nice and explained the different wines / the region well too. Would love to try the longer wine tour if there's a next time as Joe told us that he would drive out to further regions for more varieties of wine experiences! Would recommend to anyone coming to the region :)
Written May 8, 2024
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Thanks Snowy and Winnie for a great tour, was so glad to share the Māori culture and history of the region with you, and obviously the beautiful wines of Central Otago with WanaHaka. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
Written May 14, 2024
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Vauner
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Joe is an exceptional guide who is warm and genuine, and has managed to blend the perfect amount of Maori history with wine tasting. My partner and I immediately felt comfortable with him from the start and his popularity is plainly evident in all 3 of the wineries we were brought to (and were given special treatment on account of Joe).

We had a great time learning about Maori culture on this very personal tour that included a traditional welcome greeting and creating our own pepehas while sipping wine and eating cheese. Joe was also happy to answer any questions we had and we couldn't recommend him more for a chance to learn more about NZ's history accompanied by good wine.

All the best to you, Joe!
Written April 29, 2024
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Yue Ching C
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unforgettable and memorable experience. We had so much fun with Joe. We learnt about Māori culture, Haka Dance. Wine tour was great!
Written April 15, 2024
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Ken B
Brisbane, Australia97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Everything on this tour was sensational! Great local knowledge, fantastic Maori culture, amazing knowledge of the area and a real Maori Experience! So passionate and welcoming yet very humble and sharing. You can see why he is an asset to the tourist industry in the area and it really made us feel like locals. All of the wineries he chose were local family owned so this also supported the local economy. I thought I knew my wines but Joe knew how they were made, the differences between the grapes, and how the locals make their products stand out. A beautiful part of the country shared with us by a real Local!
Written April 4, 2024
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Kenny B and whānau, what an awesome time and was so good our piece of paradise down here, beautiful kai/food with you and the wonderful wines of Central Otago with WanaHaka.
Written May 14, 2024
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Amber B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Joe is incredible! Not only did we learn about Māori history and culture, but he also is very knowledgeable about the wine and vineyards in the region. My husband, mother in law and I thoroughly enjoyed Joe’s company. He is one of the most genuine people I’ve ever met, and he gave us an unforgettable experience during our first time in NZ. Thank you Joe!
Written April 3, 2024
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Wanderer44597868803
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Fabulous day visiting 3 vineyards. Intimate group size is so much better than a bus full. Joe was an awesome guide. His energy was amazing and Māori knowledge was fascinating. We all had a blast with him. Would recommend it! ❤️. Thanks, Joe!
Written March 20, 2024
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Straw21
Milwaukee, WI13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The tour was amazing and should definitely be on everyone's itenerary when they visit Wanaka. Joe was extremely knowledgeable about both Maori culture and the wineries and was fantastic at teaching and explaining everything. I couldn't recommend this tour enough.
Written March 19, 2024
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Phil P
Manila, Philippines10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Joe was absolutely great helping us set up a wine tour for our group with a lot of seniors. He was patient and also spoke the right amount and with enthusiasm about the Maori culture and the wines in the region. Would definitely book another trip with him next time
Written March 10, 2024
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