Guided tour

Auckland: Maori Cultural Experience Tour

Auckland: Maori Cultural Experience Tour

From US$ 184.63 per person

Discover Auckland's people, history, and traditions on a tour centered around Maori culture. Gaze out upon the city from a volcanic cone. Watch a traditional Maori dance.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Maori
Pickup included
Pick-up and drop off available from Auckland CBD hotels. Meet your guide in the hotel reception unless told otherwise.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in stunning views at Auckland's iconic vistas including One Tree Hill and Bastion Point
  • Pick up insights into Maori culture and history from expert guides
  • Watch a traditional Haka dance, just like New Zealand's famous rugby team, the All Blacks, perform
  • Experience traditional Maori musical instruments, games, and temporary tattoos
Full description
Your half-day tour through Auckland’s indigenous culture begins with morning pickup from Auckland CBD. The first stop on your tour of New Zealand’s most bustling city is Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, more commonly known as Bastion Point, the site of significant Maori protests against intrusion onto their land by European settlers.  Afterwards, head off towards the volcanic vistas of One Tree Hill, which has significance as a Maori memorial site, and to the Wintergardens, a complex of heated gardens which date back over 100 years. Your sightseeing caps off with a visit to the Mt. Eden Volcano, the city’s most significant volcanic cone, where you’ll get unmatched views of the city and harbor. All the while, your guide will help you to understand Maori history, even teaching you some Maori sayings along the way. The last stop of your tour is at the Auckland Museum, where you’ll see a famous Haka, or traditional Maori war dance, and even get the opportunity to try a Maori temporary tattoo. Learn about traditional Maori games and instruments before heading back to your accommodation.
  • Admission to Auckland Museum, including Maori cultural performance and games
  • Snacks
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop-off in Auckland CBD
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • A minimum of 2 participants is required for the tour to operate. In the event that this is not met, you will be offered an alternate date or a full refund.
    •  This tour includes outdoor sightseeing, so sensible footwear is recommended. Additionally, please wear weather appropriate clothing.
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