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Maori Whakatau Welcome provided by WanaHaka Tours

Maori Whakatau Welcome

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2 adults
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Overview
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Departure Point
#ThatWanakaTree, Roys Bay, 59 Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Road, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand Glendhu Bay Track, Ruby Island Road, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
Duration
30–50 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Authentic Māori Bone Carving of your experience
  • WanaHaka Tea Towel Souvenir
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Lauren S wrote a review Apr 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Wanahaka with Joe is by far the best Maori culture experience available in New Zealand. Joe is the perfect vehicle for delivering Maori culture to New Zealanders and travellers alike. Joe has a tremendous gift with people. His ability to build instant raport with everyone he
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Maori Whakatau Welcome
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Aaaaawwww Lauren, Thanks so much for the beautiful words. It means a lot to me and I know how blessed I am to be able to share my passion of my Māori culture with you and your extended whānau. Until next Summer!!! Mā te wā Joe
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GinaM. wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions5 helpful votes
We were in Wanaka on a bike trip and on our last night in NZ together, Joe performed a traditional Maori ritual and explained the meaning. It was very interesting and enjoyable and a perfect ending to an amazing trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Maori Whakatau Welcome
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Thanks for the beautiful review, I am really glad you enjoyed the Māori Welcome and felt a deeper connection to New Zealand as a result of it. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
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Dizzydallas wrote a review Mar 2020
Culver City, California2 contributions
Our experience here was unforgettable. Joe managed to weave together bits of Maori history, language, and culture while sharing his own personal knowledge of the area. He incorporated visual and linguistic background in his haka with stunning views of Lake Wanaka in the
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Maori Whakatau Welcome
Responded 20 Apr 2020
Ngā mihi/Many thanks for such a humbling and wonderful review. It is important for me to connect culture(Māori) and Country(Wānaka, NZ) as a simultaneous experience so you can truely connect to both so it makes me very happy you noticed and acknowledged that as well. Mā te wā/Until next time. Joe
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kattyhendo wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom10 contributions4 helpful votes
Outstanding morning with Joe. The welcome was phenomenal and so atmospheric in situ. He brought so much knowledge to life in his explanations and answered all questions we had regarding Māori culture. He was fantastic with our baby who wasn’t afraid to interrupt him (!) - sorry.
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acstevo wrote a review Mar 2020
Yarrawonga, Australia3 contributions
As with other reviews Joe’s Maori welcome and educational experience was one of the highlights of our NZ South Island trip, As we had a group booking Joe was able to tailer a visit to Queenstown for the welcome. We can’t speak highly enough of the experience!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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mattwH5060FH
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Unbelievable Experience and host
We had the most amazing time on this wine tour. Joe was an amazing host who knew the area and heritage so well and
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190sandhyar
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Incredible day with Joe of Wanahaka!!
Joe was an amazing guide! Funny, knowledgeable and generous. I loved my day out with him, which included three visi
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415gisellem
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Great cultural and wine experience with Joe
Joe picked us up from our Airbnb and right away began sharing Maori history and culture. We visited 3 wineries and
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Centerport
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Maori Wine tour
“We had a very enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting at 3 lovely wineries. But what made this experience special was
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Laksagirl
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Fantastic, authentic and unique Wanaka experience!
We were delighted to spend the day with Joe as he took us to three lovely wineries around Wanaka. After a tradition
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karenwoolley11
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Pressing noses, pressing grapes - this tour has it all!
From the moment Joe connects with you via the Hongi (pressing noses greeting), you know you are in for a very perso
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kapl4327
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Great tour of Wanaka Wine Country with my parents
My parents and I went on this wine tour with Joe -- we visited three wineries (Rippon, Maude, and Maori Point). All
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teyyya01
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Fantastic wine tour!
Joe is a beautiful soul with such extensive knowledge on the culture and wineries. We thoroughly enjoyed our day an
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zandaleem
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WanaHaka wine tourz
Joe was an absolutely fantastic guide, and I could not recommend this tour enough. A great mix of culture and wine.
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mandys142
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Great Day Wine Tasting in Cromwell
Joe was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area, the wines and of course some Maori traditions, words, Hongi e
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C8814CKmichelleh
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Wanahaka - You bet!
What a treat to visit some of the area's top vineyards in the cheerful company of Joe Waide. Joe demonstrates and e
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Cynthia H
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Best day in the Wine Country
Joe is a very knowledgeable guide to the area. He is truly a guardian and a protector of the knowledge of this wine
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jaykerai91
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Great Wine Tour & Culture Experience
Joe aka "The Pebble" provided a great experience with constant laughter along the way. Highly recommend this tour.
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jackmW6028KG
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An Absolute Must While in Wanaka
Joe is an absolute gem of a human being and I thoroughly enjoyed the time I got to spend with him and the others on
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alliemarie017
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The most amazing Māori Welcome and Wine tour!
Kia Ora, What a great time my family and I had with Joe. His passion to share Māori culture, history, and tradition
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