Maori Culture & Paihia Highlights


Kerikeri is a popular Bay of Islands tourist attraction. Visit the Kemp House and the oldest stone building, the Stone Store, both part of the Church Mission Settlement established in 1819. The dwelling, store and gardens passed down through the Kemp family until it was gifted to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust in 1974. Closeby, Rewa’s Village is a reconstruction of a Maori fishing village, and Kororipo Pa, the fortified headquarters of chief Hongi Hika, and war leader of the Ngapuhi iwi (tribe). The Puketi Forest once covered most of the Bay of Islands with massive kauri trees. Now protected in reserves, these magnificent trees rival California's redwoods in height and girth. Marvel at these imposing trees on a 20-minute walk through the forest on a boardwalk. Continue to a Maori Marae and visit the Maori Meetinghouse. Enjoy a traditional Powhiri or welcome ceremony. Maori elders will explain the carvings adorning the meetinghouse and relate their traditions, which extend to the first Maori migration from Polynesia over 1,000 years ago.
  • Location

    Bay Of Islands

  • Tour Code

    BI1090

  • Duration

    5.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $179.99
    Children (12 & under) from $149.99

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Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water
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