Maori Cultural Highlights

4.25 hours | Tauranga | T R G - 2 0 0
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Description

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

WHAT YOU VISIT
Ngati Ranginui Maori Marae
Meet authentic Maori families, learn their history and watch a colorful heritage dance performance when you visit a traditional, working Maori Marae (meeting place). Once you enter the gates of the Marae, you will be greeted by the tangata whenua (local people) who will take you on a unique cultural journey through Maori heritage. During your visit you can view wonderful Maori arts and crafts, and watch a colorful Maori folklore performance featuring action songs, poi dances, stick games and the war dance.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Until the arrival of the Europeans, the Maori had no written language, so much of their story was told through intricate carvings. The carved meeting house tells such a story. It's named Tamatekapua after the captain of the mythological Te Arawa canoe, which sailed from Polynesia to New Zealand in 1350.

REFRESHMENTS
Enjoy your Maori Marae experience with tea, coffee and cookies.

SHOPPING
Look for that special memento of your visit with a look in the gift shop.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
The journey back to Tauranga takes you along the Minden Lookout, which offers stunning views of the Bay of Plenty. This scenic route continues along the magnificent Matapihi and Maungatapu peninsulas, where you will pass the Maori War Canoe, Te Awanui, and the downtown waterfront.

Special Notes:

Tour order may vary.

Photography may be restricted and passengers may be asked to remove their hats during the Maori ceremonies.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a guided tour a local Ngati Ranginui Maori Marae

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
02:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
200
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship via Minden Lookout

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