The Taupua Tour


  • Apihai Te Kawau Memorial
  • Te Wai o te Mata
  • Ōrākei Living village & Marae
  • Achilles Point  / Te Pane o Horoiwi
  • Bastion Point / Takaparawhau
  • Auckland Domain / Pukekawa
  • Mt. Eden / Maungawhau
  • A Hangi lunch - New Zealand's first dish

An authentic Māori Experience

We will take you on an escorted journey by passenger van, into sites of cultural significance in Auckland city and share the ancient Māori customs we still practice today.

You will arrive as our guests and leave as whānau; as part of our family. 

Your hosts are direct descendants of the Māori  Chiefs that helped establish Tāmaki Makaurau – the city of Auckland. As Ahi kā, the people that keep the home fires burning, it is our role to host and care for our Manuhiri, our guests.


$239 per person (minimum passenger numbers apply)

Departure Time

9.00am from Te Toka o Apihai Te Kawau on Quay Street

Total Duration

4 hours from collection point to drop off


This is a fully guided tour. We offer city hotel pick-ups and drop-offs. (other locations such as business / office by arrangement). Our passenger van is a 2019 VW Caravelle and seats 9 people.


Please wear comfortable walking shoes. Check the weather forecast as you might need to take a jacket or pack your sunscreen. Bring a water bottle as we will have water available for you.

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