Locally based Maori Kapa Haka group with over 60 years combined experience in Maori Performing Arts and Maori Tourism.

Nga Manu o Whangarei have collaborated with Kawiti Caves - Te Ana o Roku with daily performances onsite.

Special group bookings are available for a one of a kind Haka and Hangi experience. Operating Hours: 6pm-9pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays

*Minimum booking 10 per group

**Children under 5 years free

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand


Child (5-15year)


Family Pass (2 Adults, 2-3 Children)



Nga Manu o Whangarei


Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

A unique and iconic centre of Maori cultural, artistic and technological excellence. 

See traditional and contemporary Maori artists at work. Engage with and learn about our living Maori culture. 

Hihiaua Cultural Centre - Only one in the World.

Opening March 2019, Tour bookings from May 2019.

Hihiaua Cultural




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Awatea Summer Solstice Tour

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

Take a glimpse into the ancestral wisdom of the forest, including traditional medicine & food. Explore the wilderness through easy walking tracks amongst waterfalls, native birds and giant trees, some more than 500 years old. 

Operating Hours: 10am-2pm

*Minimum 2 people

** Children free up to 14 years



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Taiao Tours

Taiao Tours

Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand

Learn about environmental conservation from an indigenous perspective. We will share with you what we have learnt about traditional methods of conservation of our local flora and fauna. 

See, touch and learn about our tuna (eels) the rare kiore (native rat) and the endangered Kauri trees.

Let us show you how indigenous practices can heal the planet.



Child (5-14 years)

Family Pass (2 Adults, 2 Children)






Paddle solo or as part of a group along the Tutukaka Coast with an experienced paddler and local guide on an easy, two-hour return trip.

Paddling a Waka Ama (traditional Maori outrigger canoe) is an unforgettable adventure and unique way to learn about traditional navigation & the marine environment.

Operating Hours: 10am-12pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays weather permitting.

Kowharewa Bay, Tutukaka Coast. Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand


Waka Life


Child 5-14yrs

Family Pass 

(2 Adults, 2-3 Children)



Waka Life Paddling Tour


Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand


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Common Grounds Fitness

People first, fitness second is our motto. 


Work out with ZUU, liberating body movement in a fun, interactive, indigenous way. All fitness levels are welcome in our gym. 

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 5.30pm-6.30pm.

Or alternatively you may prefer a guided fitness tour up our maunga (mountain) Parihaka. Good level of fitness required. Not suitable for prams and wheelchairs. 


Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am & 2pm approximately 1hr.






Kawiti Caves are home to thousands of luminous glow worms, breathtaking rock formations and lush green rainforest.

Open 7 days 9am-4pm, Closed December 25.

Guided tours only. Tours depart every 20-30 minutes and take approximately 30-40 minutes. 

Sensible flat walking shoes and a light jacket are recommended. No push chair or wheelchair access. Plenty of parking and coffee on site.

Waiomio, Northland, New Zealand


Kawiti Caves - Te Ana o Roku


Child (5-15year)


Family Pass


Uku Shack Creative

Uku Shack Creative

Uku Shack Creative

Paihia, Northland, New Zealand

The Uku Shack is a clay studio based in Haruru, Paihia. The workshops are structured and also flexible inviting you to create and explore your ideas in the most suitable time.


Clay and tools provided, firing and postage can also be arranged at a further cost if desired.

Refreshments available, bring your lunch and comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting clay on.

Packages include:

Package 1-  Get creative with clay and make what you feel like.

9am - 12.30pm.

Package 2 - Full structured day with methods and techniques, wheel throwing also available.

9am - 4pm.

Both packages have a minimum of 4 people & maximum of 6 people. 




Package 1

Package 2




Guided bush walks, food gathering and hunting tours with us are an adventure into our native world here in the beautiful untouched Hokianga. 

“Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi” 
With your basket and my basket the people will thrive

Hokianga, Northland, New Zealand


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Whispering Trails




Special korero (stories) around the Maori moon calender, its traditional use and use for modern day planning and productivity.

Ahipara, Northland, New Zealand


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Eco Land & Sea Maori Tour