ONE DAY ONE NIGHT RIVER AND MARAE EXPERIENCE

$225 per Adult and $155 per Child

A short 15 minute drive out of the City up the Whanganui River takes you to one of the local Marae, Pungarehu where your trip begins.  From the place only king tides reach, this stretch of river has hidden gems only those lucky enough to know where they are can find.  A short paddle take you to the renown Hipango Park where the steam boats used to to and further down to see on the local Pou (Carved Poles) which still stands today.  Our guides will share with you their knowledge through waiata (song) and kōrero (stories) that give you an understanding of what it used to be like in this area in days gone by.

A pōwhiri (traditional māori welcome) on to a marae followed by shower will get you prepared for the evenings festivities. A Hākari (māori feast) and a Kapa Haka Performance (Traditional Performing Arts) will set you up for a cosy sleep in a traditional meeting house where more stories will be told.

The morning following this will provide you with breakfast before you depart for your next adventure.  If this excites you, try out our Multi-Day Cultural Tours.

5% discount for 6-11 people and 10% discount for 12-17 people. The bigger the group, the bigger the discount. 

ONE DAY MARAE EXPERIENCES

$95 per Adult and $75 per Child (Minimum numbers apply)

From participating in māori customary practises to getting an insight in to what makes māori so unique, this experience will give you an insight in to what it’s like to live on a marae in today’s world as well as what it was like in ancient times.  Tell us what types of workshops you want to experience from understanding māori protocol, learning to make māori instruments, learning waiata (songs) or haka (war dances) and well make sure to engage you whist keeping you entertained.  With larger numbers we’ll even put on a cultural performance before you depart formally with a poroaki (traditional farewell.)

5% discount for 6-11 people and 10% discount for 12-17 people. The bigger the group, the bigger the discount. 

CUSTOMIZED MARAE EXPERIENCES

From $25 per day per Adult and $15 per day per Child (For Whole School Visits)

If our pre-set experiences don’t excite you enough, or you want to find a way to save on costs, inquire now to get the best deal on a customized marae experience.  From as little as a couple of hours to a couple of weeks, we can organise any experience to suit, maximising value and saving you money.  Look through our river map and customize where you stay or cater for your own experience and we’ll only supply marae facilitators.  We’ll be sure to your meet your needs.

5% discount for 6-11 people and 10% discount for 12-17 people. The bigger the group, the bigger the discount. 

Marae Experience Booking

Images below are from all packages

We endeavor to provide the highest quality experience second to none, mesmerized in a depth of culture that can be experienced nowhere else but in this magnificent paradise. Our home.

All you need to supply for these tours is a sleeping bag and personal gear.  We will provide all other equipment needed including food, tent and cultural river navigator/s.

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