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Address: Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 210 570 935

While in Hawke's Bay discover the real New Zealand and experience Maori...

While in Hawke's Bay discover the real New Zealand and experience Maori culture past and present.Our award-winning private tours will touch your heart and open your mind.

We invite you to take an intimate, personal and spiritual journey with us through the more than 800 year life of the Waimarama tribe. Share our culture, get to know our family, and feel the power of our sacred native landscapes.

You'll gain insights and knowledge about us as Maori people past and present. The tours are informal and relaxed. All you'll need is a comfortable pair of walking shoes.

Find out why our tours are one of the most memorable experiences you'll have in New Zealand.

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Wonderful Experience

Robert was a very genuine soul and most informative about his people and culture. ...a very worthwhile day!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2016
Larry K
naples, fl
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

To be honest the tour we had was poorly organise and the tour guides seem to be just interrupting each other. They were quite rude sometimes and I am very disappointed in the tour I received.

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naples, fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Robert was a very genuine soul and most informative about his people and culture. ...a very worthwhile day!

Thank Larry K
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

This tour introduced us to an overview of the Maori people. We enjoyed learning about their culture. The demonstrations were of their warrior’s skill with a taiaha; some played their musical instruments (taonga pūoro); their twirling instruments; they gave an excellent explanation of their tattoos (tā moko); and their ritual haka. We were there on a cold day, and they... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

Three of us were deeply fortunate to have a guided tour with Robert , Te Mata Peak and Pou. It was a most moving and informative tour - we thank you with all our hearts. Robert's warmth, humour and especially his depth of knowledge, political awareness, and wairua, made the tour an unforgettable experience. We had hoped to book one... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

This was by far my husband's favorite part of our whole trip! He could not stop talking about it. So cultural and authentic. Robert was our tour guide and was so relaxed and welcoming, we just adored him. Again...my husband still can't stop talking about him. Was overall a great way to learn about the history of New Zealand and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

We visited December 5, 2014 on an excursion named Arch of Ancestors from Radiance of the Seas. We enjoyed our guide Denise and our host Robert. We enjoyed the ceremonial challenge and greetings. Perhaps because this was during a school break, there was a group of young people dressed in traditional clothing who eagerly participated in demonstrations. We also enjoyed... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

For 50 years I had dreams of visiting New Zealand and going to see a Maori tribe show so we flew into Sydney from the UK and sailed on Voyager of the seas down to New Zealand we booked a tour to see the Waimarama Maori show, we met our guide in her tribal gown who was part of the... More 

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waimaramamaori, Owner at Waimarama Maori Tours, responded to this review

How sad and hurtful this posting is. I can say to the writer that my family’s welcome to you was genuine and warm and that during your time with us you would have been treated with the utmost consideration and respect. That is a cornerstone of our culture. At the end of each tour we always give our guests an... More 

Zug, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

A really good and authentic experience with our tour guide Robert. It felt like he was showing you his home and not a tourist place.

Thank Raffi B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

The beautiful surroundings of this area make this a very special place to visit. The views at the beach followed by the atmosphere on Hakikino and the authentic welcome from Robert was a great start to our visit. It was really interesting to hear the stories and history of the local tribe. Robert was an entertaining and welcoming host, a... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

My mother and I recently took a Walk with the Ancestors tour led by Robert. Robert was a great guide, very knowledgeable, interesting and funny, who provided a personal access and insight into Maori culture and history that you will not get from visiting a museum or reading a book. More importantly, he was a generous and inclusive host, who... More 

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