Manea Footprints of Kupe


We offer you a unique cultural encounter, journeying into te ao Maori, the Maori world. Our cultural and heritage centre on the shores of the spectacular Hokianga Harbour is your first stop on this journey. Here, you will feel the warmth of our welcome as we share our stories and traditions. Our tour is a multisensory journey of guided storytelling – through art, taonga (cultural treasures), film, performance, digital interaction and the splendour of Hokianga’s natural surroundings. Meet your guide and begin your journey in the footsteps of Kupe. Engage in stories about our ancestors and the ancient realms of Kupe, told through carvings and the surrounding land. Deepen your understanding of Maori customs and our dynamic connections to the natural and spiritual world. On arrival to our whare, Nga Tapuwae o Kupe, our people welcome you with the timeless cultural ceremony of mihi whakatau. You now enter the Manea theatre, where a 20-minute 4D-digital extravaganza and live performance immerses you in a full sensory recreation of the rich and vibrant world of the intrepid adventures of Kupe. You appreciate in a new way the extraordinary feats of our ancestors’ ocean voyaging. From the theatre, your guide will lead you outside to absorb the full significance of the Hokianga harbour and our story. This was not only where Kupe made his home, but also his final departure point from this land. You can now continue your journey of discovery at your leisure in the Footprints of Kupe Interactive Gallery, where digital stations reveal more details of our ancestor’s story. Before you leave, our gift shop offers you a chance to purchase a unique memory of your experience.
  • Location

    Bay Of Islands

  • Tour Code

    BI1135

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $259.99
    Children (12 & under) from $199.99

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