• Local: Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • Duração: 3 horas (aproximadamente)
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Explore the calm waters of the Waitangi River estuary during a 3-hour voyage on a sturdy traditional canoe captained by an experienced local Maori guide. You'll learn native paddling techniques, visit Haruru Falls and look for wildlife, plus hear about Ngapuhi customs, legends and history. The guide teaches you a traditional war dance and takes you to see a Ngapuhi meeting house where you might get the chance to meet members of this Maori community.
Make your way to the Waitangi boat ramp where you meet your Ngapuhi guide. The Ngapuhi are the largest Maori tribe in New Zealand, and their ancestral home includes the Bay of Islands.

After a safety briefing, receive a life jacket and paddling lesson before stepping on board the 40-foot (12-meter) waka taua, a traditional-style canoe that is stable and sturdy. Set off on your tour through the tidal estuaries of the Waitangi River, traveling through a scenic landscape as you learn paddle techniques and how to maneuver your vessel. Your guide teaches you some Ngapuhi chants and a haka — a war dance that incorporates rhythmic foot-stomping, body slapping and chanting.

In about one hour, you'll arrive at Haruru Falls. Pause in front of the large waterfall to hear about the site’s spiritual significance, and then continue along the river to a marae on the riverside. A marae is the central meeting place of a Maori community and generally encompasses a meeting house decorated with intricate carvings, an open outdoor space, and cooking and eating areas. If you’re lucky, you might meet some of the local people before continuing your canoe tour.

Throughout your experience, you’ll hear stories of the Ngapuhi people, learn about age-old customs and look for local wildlife. After a fascinating three hours, your tour ends back at the starting point.

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Datas de partida
Ponto de partida:
Waitangi Boat Ramp
Horário de partida:
10am; please arrive and be ready by 9:45am
3 horas (aproximadamente)
Detalhes sobre retorno:
Returns to original departure point

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Haruru Falls and Waitangi River Tour on a Traditional Maori Waka with Guide

Haruru Falls and Waitangi River Canoe

  • Local guide
  • Life jacket
  • Paddle
  • First aid kit
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Informações adicionais:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under the age of 6 years are not permitted on the canoe (waka) for safety reasons
  • Bring a raincoat or suitable clothing for weather conditions on the day
  • Bring your own water, towel, sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat
  • It is recommended that you wear soft-soled boat shoes or reef/sand shoes, as your feet will get wet when boarding the canoe
  • Cancellation received 7 days or more prior to departure date will receive a 60% refund on the full cost of the tour
  • Cancellation received 3-7 days prior to departure date will receive a refund of 50% of the full cost
  • There will be no refund for any cancellations received 3 days or less before departure
  • The local tour operator reserves the right to change, alter or cancel any of the tour options due to adverse weather, events or conditions that may occur beyond their control
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Política de cancelamento

Se cancelar no mínimo 7 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, não haverá taxa de cancelamento.
Se cancelar entre 3 e 6 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 50 por cento.
Se cancelar no prazo de 2 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 100 por cento.