A Maori Cultural experience viewing historical land marks in Maketu and hearing stories of the great Te Arawa Waka migration from Hawaiiki. Then return to Deon's home and enjoy a hands on personal feasting experience.


$200 - $250

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3-4 hour excursion privately guided cultural tour & kai (food) experience. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Maketu, home of the people. A guided walk on Okurei (Town Point). An introduction to cultural landmarks, historical locations & amazing scenic views of the Bay of Plenty coastline. Hear the stories of the great migration of Arawa Waka, its significant landing site & the legendary Tama Te Kapua.
Afterwards feel the Manaakitanga(hospitality/kindness & care) & Whanaungatanga (relationships, family). An intimate hands on experience learning about traditional cooking methods beneath the ground, preparing, unearthing , revealing the smoky aroma, feasting on a traditional Hangi, fried bread, steam pudding & a selection of beverages.

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Business Hours:
6am-6pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Day. Closed New Years Eve and Day.

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
27km (33 mins) to Mount Maunganui/Tauranga

Proximity to airport:
25kms (28 mins) to Tauranga Airport. 46kms (41 mins) to Rotorua Airport.

Weather Considerations:
Rain coat/warm clothing for and potential wet/cold weather.



Adult $200 - $250

Activity Duration:
3-4 hours

Reservations | Cancellation | Payment Terms:
muirstours@outlook.com : Direct all queries and bookings via email. All requests will be acknowledged within 24 – 48 hours of receipt. Confirmation of our experiences are subject to availability - alternate date(s) will be offered if your preference is unavailable.

Payment Requirement:
Full payment is due 30 days prior to booking date.

Cancellation Policy:
Payment Requirement:
Full payment is due 30 days prior to booking date.
Cancellation policy:
14 – 10 days: 30% of trip value is retained by Muirs Tours. Balance will be refunded. 9 days or less: 100% cancellation penalty.