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Looking for a genuine connection with a local Maori family? We welcome you to step off the tourist trail and come join us for a personal and meaningful life-time experience. Embrace the warmth of true Maori culture through our family. You will immediately feel welcomed and at ease with your hosts as you experience our culture, land, nature, amazing stories and food on this unforgettable experience. Sure to create friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.
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You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Whangarei i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 2
    Whangarei Falls
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 3
    AH Reed Kauri Park
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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  • 4
    Mount Parihaka War Memorial
    Stop: 45 minutes -
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Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Snacks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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HelenOberg wrote a review Feb 2020
Brisbane, Australia25 contributions2 helpful votes
We came to Whangarei just to have this experience and we were not disappointed. Mervyn and Rangimarie welcomed us into their home to share their food and their deep connections to their Maori Culture. From Mervyn’s traditional welcome to their family farewell this was an
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Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Kia ora whanau! Thank you so much for travelling to Whangarei especially to spend time with us. Words cannot express how much we appreciate the time and effort you have made to be with us. Thank you so much for your awesome review, always in our hearts.
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Jesse wrote a review Dec 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
My family of five absolutely loved this tour. It was fun for my husband and I and our three kids (aged 5,4, and 1). Merv and Rangimarie are very knowledgable about the history and culture of the Maori people as they clearly embrace their heritage. At the same time, they made it
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 6 Dec 2019
We were blessed to meet your whanau and share our home and culture with you. So pleased you enjoyed our time together and thank you for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it.
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Pitty604 wrote a review Nov 2019
Queensland, Australia189 contributions22 helpful votes
We were treated to the Tu Tika Tours Cultural Tour with Mervyn and Rangiamarie. Having visited NZ quite a few times over the years we can simply say this is probably one of, if not the best cultural tour we have been on. Our hosts were simply brilliant and not only did we
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 6 Dec 2019
So glad you both enjoyed our time together and thank you very much for taking the time to review us, we really appreciate it. Look forward to connecting with you in the future.
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Uli wrote a review May 2019
Berlin, Germany2 contributions1 helpful vote
Definitely a great experience! Murhyn and Rangimarie have been welcoming us very warm and friendly. The "encounter" was very private and personal. We had a really grat day including a close contact to the family and kids. They take their Maori heritage seriuos, in a very open,
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 21 May 2019
Thank you so much, glad you had a great day.....Hi Aue Hi!
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Ragan wrote a review Apr 2019
Danville, United States3 contributions
The moment we met this engaging couple, it felt like we were being greeted by family. From the welcoming ceremony to the explanations of Maori culture, we felt more and more connected to New Zealand and it’s native culture. For the rest of our weeks here in NZ we found
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Date of experience: March 2019
Response from Rangimarie H, CEO to the 2IC at Tu Tika Tours - A unique cultural experience with a local Maori family
Responded 23 Apr 2019
Such a pleasure to meet y'all and thank you very much your feedback. Nga mihi Rangimarie and Mervyn
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About the operator
By: Tu Tika Tours
HelenOberg
Brisbane, Australia
202
VERY SPECIAL EXPERIENCE
We came to Whangarei just to have this experience and we were not disappointed. Mervyn and Rangimarie welcomed us
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Axelcarey
20
Best tour in New Zealand!
Whether you have one day or weeks in Whangarei, this is the single best day tour available. It is like nothing
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HeleneVoglreiter
Graz, Austria
50
Awesome authentic Maori experience
Mervyn and Rangimarie were incredibly nice and gave us deep insight into the Maori culture and their local history
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Jesse
51
Fun for the whole family and totally worth it!!!
My family of five absolutely loved this tour. It was fun for my husband and I and our three kids (aged 5,4, and
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Pitty604
Queensland, Australia
8622
The Best Decision of our Trip
We were treated to the Tu Tika Tours Cultural Tour with Mervyn and Rangiamarie. Having visited NZ quite a few
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BFA
20
An amazing cultural experience! Do not miss this!
We have travelled all around New Zealand a few times, but this tour was literally the highlight of our combined
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Uli
Berlin, Germany
21
Hiu-wei-a-hey! Fantastic!
Definitely a great experience! Murhyn and Rangimarie have been welcoming us very warm and friendly. The
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Ragan
20
A Must Do
The moment we met this engaging couple, it felt like we were being greeted by family. From the welcoming ceremony
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Anaru
11
Parihaka History Tour
Absolutely fantastic insights into the history of Parihaka maunga and the surrounding area. 60 plus kids were
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EllenSeeS
Emmeloord, The Netherlands
10
Truly something special and one of the highlights of our honeymoon!
First of all if you want a great experience while learning about Maori culture: GO ON THIS TOUR! We got a very
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  • Duration: 5h
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