Maunga to Moana - Walk & Waka

Immerse yourself in true Tauranga culture from the Mountain to the Sea, escorted by our local guides on waka ama (outrigger) canoes, walking our ancestral mountain, Mauao. Walk * Enjoy a guided walk with stories shared by local Maori * Hear the tale of how our mountain, Mauao, got his name * See where the first canoes of our local Maori came in from the Pacific * Hear how our ancestors lived and see what evidence they left behind Waka (Canoe) * A unique experience of paddling to Mauao by Waka Ama! * Accompanied by experienced Waka Ama steerers who take care of all your needs * Includes a lesson, waka ama experience, and all equipment needed * Sit on the shores of Mauao while enjoying a snack and swimming the clear waters of Te Awanui.
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  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $209.99
    Children (12 & under) from $169.99



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