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Waimarama Maori Tours

Waimarama Maori Tours
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The idea for Waimarama Maori Tours started with the desire to protect Hakikino, the historical birth place of our tribe.  We created the 62 hectare Hakikino Conservation Reserve on our land to safeguard in perpetuity the place the remnants of the 14th century Māori fortress stood. We have a native plant nursery and have propogated and planted more than 50,000 natives on the reserve.

In this way we can conserve and protect the area, provide meaningful employment for the local community and provide the necessary training for our people to be able to participate in tourism and other businesses. 

To see more about our tours please visit our website www.waimaramamaori.co.nz

 

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User Reviews

There are: 13 reviews, with an average rating of 4.2 out of 5
The Hakikino Conservation Réserve is in Waimarama, Hawke’s Bay. It is just25 minutes from the Village of Havelock North.
The tours are held on the historic Reserve and at their homes.
Posted by Anne on 2019-10-02 12:12:00
An incredibly humbling experience.

I grew up in the South Island and have spent numerous summers visiting the North Island. After spending some more time in Hawkes Bay, I became aware of Waimarama. I was fortunate to be invited to the reserve with a wider tour group.

Listening to the stories and taking in the culture was amazing! I have little knowledge of New Zealand history especially the early Maori history. I found this interaction got me wanting to know more about where I have come from and my family ties to the North Island.

The hosts were very passionate, and I could tell how proud of their culture they were. Whether you are from NZ or visiting from around the world I feel this is a very fulfilling experience and I would highly recommend it.
Posted by Matt on 2019-10-02 12:07:03
Tau Ke!!!!!!
Posted by Keita on 2019-10-02 12:06:16
Still remember the morning spend on Te Mata peak with Robert as a highlight of my stay in the Hawkes Bay. Loved the stories, the history, the personal detail. Best thing you can do
Posted by Meg Taylor on 2019-10-02 12:05:37
Just in response to the earlier question about any connection to Nelson?
Waimarama Maori Tours at Hakakino (Waimarama) and at Te Mata is close to Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, and not to be confused with Havelock in the South Island, which is out of Nelson.
This tour is just great you will love the guides and their tours.
Posted by Paddy on 2019-10-02 12:04:43
For a relaxed and intimate encounter with Māori people, this is the place to go! You come away having made friends, and having learned quite a bit. It's a tour to do if you are interested in learning about a culture - it's past and present.
Posted by AM on 2019-10-02 12:03:44
absolutely beautiful people, wonderful information about the Maori people, and culture. 100% recommend to anyone.
Posted by Sarah on 2019-10-02 12:03:03
What the team at Waimarama Maori Tours have achieved so far with restoration of their native lands and the history and cultural that they share and show you in the tours is impressive. What they intend to achieve with their vision for the future is even more inspiring. This is an experience worth doing, whether you are a local or a visitor to the area / Aotearoa.
Posted by Carlos on 2019-10-02 12:02:00
What the team at Waimarama Maori Tours have achieved so far with restoration of their native lands and the history and cultural that they share and show you in the tours is impressive. What they intend to achieve with their vision for the future is even more inspiring. This is an experience worth doing, whether you are a local or a visitor to the area / Aotearoa.
Posted by Carlos on 2019-10-02 12:01:21
Just in response to the earlier question about any connection to Nelson?
Waimarama Maori Tours at Hakakino (Waimarama) and at Te Mata is close to Havelock North, Hawkes Bay, and not to be confused with Havelock in the South Island, which is out of Nelson.
This tour is just great you will love the guides and their tours.
Posted by Paddy on 2019-10-02 11:59:30
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