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Home Fires of Tamaki Tour

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$55

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Overview

A short drive from the bustle of the city centre lies a tranquil whenua (tribal land) in the cultural heart of Auckland. Experience the serenity and special magic of the place in a 2-Hour Home Fires of Tamaki (Auckland) tour. You will be met by our experienced guide or kaiarahi at the Michael J. Savage Memorial where the sparkling waters of the Waitemata Harbour come into full view.

As ahi kaa or keepers of the home fire of Tamaki Makaurau – Auckland, we offer an intimate glimpse into the history of our local tribe Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei through our tales of village life adapting to modern society, and the tribal practices we continue to keep alive. We share our firsthand knowledge of special places as you take in the sweeping views toward our traditional meeting house or Orakei Marae which overlook the iconic landscape across the harbour with Auckland City, Rangitoto Island and beyond. Endless photo opportunities await so don’t forget to take your souvenir snaps.

Walk through the native bush and our highly acclaimed regeneration project “Ko Te Pūkākī”, and keep your eyes peeled for abandoned barracks as our specialist kaiarahi share our cultural traditions and of Auckland.

Join your guide at the end of the tour for packed lunch at Takaparawhau or Orākei Marae, and use the time to ask questions or take more extraordinary pictures of this unforgettable tour.

Notes: 

  • No wheelchair or walker access. 
  • Some off trail walking through Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whenua (land)

Home Fires of Tamaki Auckland Maori tour

Home Fires of Tamaki Tour

Orākei Marae (traditional meeting house)

Home Fires of Tamaki Tour

View of Rangitoto Island

Home Fires of Tamaki Tour

Orākei Marae (traditional meeting house)

Home Fires of Tamaki Tour

Harbour view

Home Fires of Tamaki Tour

Orākei Marae (traditional meeting house)

Home Fires of Tamaki Auckland Maori tour

Cost per Person

April 2019 - March 2020

  • Adult: NZ$55

Child: 5-12 years

Minimum of 4 people

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