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Discover our voyaging history - Join us on the Waka Hourua ‘Tairāwhiti’, (Māori replica of a double hull canoe), for a journey that spans millenia.

Different from our sailing experience, you will enjoy epic stories of the region’s voyaging history and it’s Māori ancestors without leaving the harbour. Take a journey through time with our local storytellers while on board the waka.
- Meet and greet with host
- Traditional Māori welcome
- Stories about Aotearoa, (New Zealand’s), historic voyagers - from Māui and Kupe, to Kiwa, Paikea and Lieutenant James Cook
- Learn about the Tairāwhiti historic canoes and the immense navigational feats that led to the discovery of the Pacific Ocean Islands
- Explore our taonga, (treasure), the Waka Hourua ‘Tairāwhiti’
- Question time and photos before you depart the waka as a member of our whānau, (family).

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OPENING TIMES

Business Hours:
Sailing Experiences run most Saturdays at 9.30am, (see website for confirmed dates). Weather permitting.

Months of Operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec

FACILITIES AND FEATURES

Proximity to town:
1.5km

Proximity to airport:
5.8km

Parking:
1

Weather Considerations:
Experience will be cancelled if there is heavy rain or high winds.

Amenities:

Minimum Age:
5

Activity Duration:
1.5hrs

Conditions:
Bring warm clothing, comfortable footwear (no high heels / stilettos), sun hat, sunglasses, camera.

Cancellation Policy:
Up to 48 hrs prior - no penalty
24 hrs prior - 50% charge
On the day - 100% charge will be incurred
Cancellation due to weather or illness may incur a cancellation fee (at operator discretion).
You can cancel your booking by emailing [email protected]m, with ‘Cancellation’ and the date you have booked for in the subject line. Please provide us with as many details as possible in the body of your email so we can find your reservation on our system and organise the refund, if applicable.

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MUST SEE + DO

From significant historical landmarks to stunning natural wonders, Tairāwhiti is home to an extraordinary mix of must-see and must-do attractions and experiences.

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Upcoming Events

With a calendar of year-round entertainment and experiences to delight you, the land of the first light is a fun-filled destination that offers something for everyone.

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