Welcome to Tāmaki Hikoi, Auckland
From the spiritual base of Orākei guests will get an understanding of what it takes for the people of Ngāti Whātua to live and thrive through extreme change and adversity.
You will hear of the intrinsic connection of the Ngāti Whātua people to their land and water. You will see how their ancestors’ playgrounds became the current generation’s classrooms. Stand in the gateway of our wharenui (meeting house), just 10 minutes from the Auckland CBD and take in the mighty views of the Waitematā Harbour, while contemplating the history of the landscape’s many volcanoes.
From NZD 295.00pp
Take part in a ceremony thousands of years old. You will be greeted by one of our Kaiarahi (guides) and welcomed onto Takaparawhau. This is your chance to stand at this sacred place to watch the sun ascend into the Auckland sky as the city awakens.
From NZD 95.00pp
Experience the cultural heart of Auckland, on our 2 hour Home Fires of Tāmaki (Auckland) tour. A short trip from the hustle of the central city, this magnificent whenua (land) is one of Auckland’s most tranquil locations.
From NZD 50.00pp
Experience Auckland from Maungawhau (Mt Eden). Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei (host tribe) have been guardians of the area for three centuries. Hear stories of this ancient fortress and see Auckland's iconic sights from the city's highest geographical point.
WHERE IS ORĀKEI MARAE
Orākei Marae is located at 59B Kitemoana Street, Orākei. Access is via Tamaki Drive or Kupe Street.
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