Home Fires of Tāmaki, Ōrākei
- A unique Māori experience delivered by the people of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei
- Incredible views of the Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto
- The best place to see the 36th America's Cup in 2021
Takaparawhau - the cultural heart of Auckland
Meet your kaiarahi (guide) at the Michael Joseph Savage Memorial, overlooking the spectacular Waitematā harbour. As ahikaa (keepers of the home fire of Auckland), we provide a first-hand experience of the rich history of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei (local tribe), how we practise our cultural traditions and village life in modern day society.
Soak in picturesque 360° views towards Orākei Marae (traditional meeting house), looking across the harbour to Rangitoto Island, Auckland City and beyond. The photo opportunities are limitless. Explore abandoned barracks and native bush, as you walk through our award-winning regeneration project “Ko Te Pūkākī”, while our experienced kaiarahi shares history and cultural tales of our tribe and Auckland. Finish the tour at Takaparawhau, a significant location in our history with the opportunity to sit with your guide and ask questions, or use the time to take more spectacular pictures.
$55 per person (minimum 4 pax)
Daily at 10am & 1.30pm
TOTAL WALKING DISTANCE
Some off trail walking through Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei whenua (land)
Approximately 2 hours
Light to medium level of fitness. Bring waterproof walking shoes, sunhat, sunscreen, rain jacket, drinking water and camera.
Bathrooms are located in the carpark. No wheelchair or walker access. We can cater to large groups please email us directly with your requirements.
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