Best Of Bay Of Islands: Kerikeri, Maori Meetinghouse & Puketi Kauri Forest

Best Of Bay Of Islands: Kerikeri, Maori Meetinghouse & Puketi Kauri Forest

5 hours | Bay of Islands | B I 1 - 2 0 5
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Kerikeri & Surrounds
  • Cultural Experience
  • Paihia and Surrounds
Moderate activity

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Culture thrives and history lives during this memorable look at New Zealand's development as a nation as seen through the eyes of the Maori. This illuminating excursion begins with a drive to Kerikeri, site of New Zealand's oldest standing European building. Built for Reverend John Butler in 1821, it has the protection of the Historic Places Trust. You'll continue to maori marae (meeting house) where you'll be greeted with a traditional powhiri (welcome ceremony). You'll be awestruck as Maori elders explain the carvings adorning the marae and relate their traditions, which extend to the first Maori migration from Polynesia over centuries ago. Next, you'll drive to the Puketi Forest. Once a vital part of Maori lives, its plants and animals provided food, shelter and clothing. A guided walk along a boardwalk through the magnificent forest of hardwoods, podocarps and kauri affords you the opportunity to marvel at these imposing trees.

Special Notes:

Photography is not permitted in the meeting house.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a photo stop for Stone Store and Kemp House

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 00:15
Inside visit: No
Walking distance: 50
Restroom available: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided walk through Puketi Kauri Forest

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 00:30
Walking distance: 400
Restroom available: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Guided tour at Maori Meetinghouse

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 00:45
Time at site: 00:45
Inside visit: Yes
Walking distance: 50
Restroom available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: Yes
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 40
Travel time: 01:30