Walking Tours

Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Māori Cultural Walking Tours

On your visit to Wellington why not take the opportunity to experience one of Wellington's "to do" activities and share in the rich culture and history of Wellington, also known as Te Whanganui-a-Tara, and its tangata whenua Te Ātiawa/Taranaki Whānui (the Māori tribes of Wellington) in one of our guided walking tours. 

Hidden Māori Treasures Tour (2 hour tour)

On our Te Aro Pā – Hidden Māori Treasures Cultural Walking Tour, you will discover intriguing secrets about the city we love. View the archaeological remains of a whare (house) on the Pā site, hear the story of the people who lived in the Pā and their journey to Wellington, and gain exclusive access to a non-public excavation site. Discover Wellington’s hidden Māori treasures.

Tour Cost $40 per person

City to Sea Tour (1 hour tour)

See Te Whanganui-a-Tara, our Wellington Harbour, from an all new perspective. The area where the Te Wharewaka building is located was harbour frontage to Te Aro Pā. Learn about the various elements and design of the Te Wharewaka building and its connection to the Polynesian explorer Kupe. Hear stories about the two taniwha (water monster) in the harbour retold, find out about environmental impacts for Māori in today’s urban landscape - discover Wellington’s hidden Māori treasures and learn other fascinating facts about Māori culture in Wellington.

Tour Cost $30 per person.

Cultural Education and Exclusive Group Tours

Our walking tours are a great way to get to know the Wellington’s history and undertake Māori cultural engagement activities with your team. Our team will work with you to incorporate specific educational or corporate objectives.

See here for our Māori Cultural Education Prospectus

For more information on how you can be part of our journey visit our booking page, see our waka tours, or contact us on email or phone (+64) 04 901 3333 to discuss your specific requirements.

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To celebrate Matariki we at Te Wharewaka o Pōneke are offering visitors and locals the opportunity to join us as we take a unique tour of Wellington showcasing its irreplaceable taonga (treasures) and its hitori (history) from an indigenous perspective.  Matariki is a time where we learn about those who came before us as well as a time that signals growth and change. 

Celebrate Matariki and the diversity of life.  Celebrate culture, language, spirit and people.

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