Experience Auckland's Māori people, culture and land

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.


Featured Experiences at Ōrākei Marae

Explore our home and culture

Events
Events

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei play host to a range of different community events.

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Orākei Marae
Orākei Marae

Orākei Marae is the heart for the Auckland based Ngāti Whātua tribe. It is located above Okahu Bay on the shores of the Waitematā

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Nursery & Gardens
Nursery & Gardens

Ko te Pūkākī is the Māori ecological restoration project based at Orakei Marae.

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History
History

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei has had a presence in the Tāmaki Isthmus for 400 years.

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WHERE IS ORĀKEI MARAE

Orākei Marae is located at 59B Kitemoana Street, Orākei. Access is via Tamaki Drive or Kupe Street.

“Really interesting. We had Tom, our Maori guide, all to ourselves for this walk. The most challenging thing was to find the museum in...”

Flora

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