Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance

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Auckland Maori Tour and Cultural Performance
from USD $245.61
Experience Auckland from a Maori perspective! The Auckland Maori Tour takes you through the Tamaki Makaurau area (Auckland) with a highly knowledgeable Maori guide. You’ll be immersed in New Zealand’s indigenous tikanga (culture), and learn about a rich cultural heritage dating back hundreds of years, as well as Maori leaders who helped shape New Zealand into a modern nation.
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In Brief

Auckland Central, New Zealand
New Zealand
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
On this full day, Maori-guided tour, you and a small group of a maximum of ten participants, will get a highly-personalized experience of Auckland’s most famous sights, exploring the city and its surroundings from a first-hand Maori viewpoint. Your guide will lead you through the Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa forest, where you’ll learn about the native flora and fauna and their significance to Te Aao Maori (the Maori World). You’ll see the black sand beaches and windswept cliffs of the famous ‘Wild West Coast’ of Taihauauru, as well as Devonport, the final resting place of Patuone, one of the chief negotiators and signatories of Aotearoa/ New Zealand’s founding document.

In Auckland proper, you’ll take the Tamaki Drive, one of the most scenic roads in the world, and at the Auckland museum, you’ll get a chance to see the Maori Cultural Performance, including the famous Haka War Dance.


  • Lunch
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop off


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up/drop-off within Auckland’s Downtown area including Cruise wharf

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please note this tour is not bookable for ages under 4 years
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Excellent tour. The guides we so friendly and informative. Make sure you do the optional visit to the museum.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2020
Our guide Sofia was one of the best we've ever had. She gave us so much information about the Maori history and language that brought the tour to life. The museum performance was a highlight, but really the whole day was wonderful.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2020
Our guide Keri was one in a million! We learned Maori culture through her wisdom throughout our 8 hours!
• Submitted 14 Jan 2019
Very nice tour with informative guide. Cultural dance show was nice, museum was awesome! Lunch was delicious and comfortable outdoor seating at restaurant. Beaches and waterfall and local scenery were breathtaking. Tasting honey was a nice touch.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
Absolutely the BEST tour! Sofia was a real gem! We took this tour Me, twin 15 yr old daughters and we all agreed this is one of the best tours we have ever been on and we have done a lot of them!. Comfortable van with snacks!, amazing tour around including beaches, waterfalls and Maori legends/history, delicious lunch and gorgeous scenery. They even picked us up and dropped us off at our airbnb apartment! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour and Sofia, in particular!!
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our full day Maori Tour which included a cultural performance and lunch. Hinauri our very friendly and knowledgeable guide, ably assisted by Vanessa, were so very attentive and looked after us very well from the start to the finish of an eight hour day. We saw so many fantastic sights and spectacular panoramic views around the beautiful city of Auckland and at the same time learned so much about Maori history and culture. All in all a great day. Interesting, memorable and most importantly good fun. I have no hesitation in recommending this tour to anybody who wants to see as much of Auckland as possible but only has a limited of time. Thank you Viator and Time Unlimited Tours - we had a great time.
• Submitted 27 Feb 2018
I loved our tour guide, Sofia. She was so sweet and thoughtful, full of knowledge, and I enjoyed Auckland so much more because of the tour and Sofia.
• Submitted 10 Feb 2018
A must do tour! We loved it, we wanted to visit a number of locations that weren’t accessible via public transport and this tour included them all. Ceillhe and Peter were fantastic and very knowledgeable. Ceillhe’s passsion and knowledge was impressive and really made sure we were well taken care of. Kia ora!
• Submitted 09 Jan 2018
This was an amazing experience. I would definitely go on tour again. The Maori guide was friendly, took us to a great restaurant and was very cognizant of the time effortlessly moving us from place to place without feeling rushed.
• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Nine hours of history, Maori legends, beautiful scenery and exciting presentations. The tour guide is the owner of the company and she was knowledgeable and entertaining. It was a pleasure to spend the day with her. She added some touches like the New Zealand tastings and the gift that were icing on the cake. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see Auckland and hear about the Maori way of life. I'd love to take her other tours around New Zealand.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2017
Can I give this 6 stars? Ceillhe made Auckland really come alive. She told us about its history and the Maori history of the city. We saw amazing views and heard great stories about the city. I could not recommend her enough! I never felt rushed, and I felt like we got to see some amazing Auckland sites.
• Submitted 16 Mar 2017
Great experience and fantastic tour guide!
• Submitted 01 Feb 2017
I highly recommend this tour. You will visit unforgettable places and a real close up experience of local culture. As a participant you will be given unprecedented by the tour host. I will NEVER forget this tour ! Whakawhetai koe ! Thank you !
• Submitted 31 Jan 2017
Do not think and book this tour at once! We were fortunate to have had Ceillhe, the founder of Time Unlimited Tours. We were thoroughly satisfied with the pace of the tour providing us with ample opportunities to take photos and ask questions. Ceillhe is wealth of knowledge and is genuinely passionate about sharing her knowledge with everyone. I will highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 15 Jan 2017
In a word, OUTSTANDING!!!! We were fortunate enough to have Ceillhe Sperath, the founder and director of Time Unlimited as our tour guide and host for the day. She met us at our hotel in a luxurious Mercedes van and greeted us in the Maori language. Little did we know we were in for the day of our lives. As the tour began to unfold, we knew we were being treated to a insightful experience as only someone who is Maori and a naive New Zealander could impart. Throughout the course of the day, we crisscrossed the city visiting many historical sights, had lunch in Devenport followed by a visit to a wildlife park, a black sand beach and a rain forest. Ceillhe provided us with fresh fruit, snacks and beverages throughout the day. At the end of the stop to Peha the black sand beach, Ceillhe put out what I would call a tailgate spread of beverages and goodies native to New Zealand. She explained what they were and encouraged us to try them. She was the consummate guide, never rushing us and giving us time for plenty of photo ops. This was a small group tour and it felt personalized. Thank you for an amazing day that provided memories which will last a lifetime!
• Submitted 17 Nov 2016
This si an amazing tour if you want to know about the native people of New Zealand. We had two of which was a Maori. He told us of his family origins and the origins of all of the Maori lands. Seeing the origins of the Maori, one can understand the similarities and differences of the original people of New Zealand, French Polynesia and Hawaii. The movements of the hands and the bodies in the dance are similar butdifferent depending on the lsland. Truly a worthwhile tour.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2016
It was an amazing tour with an amazing guide. So much great scenery and information packed into a great day!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2016
This was an amazing tour. Sofia was an awesome guide, and besides seeing things relevant to the Maori culture, they also provided samples of NZ food that I probably would not have known about otherwise. You also get to see a lot of Auckland on this tour.
• Submitted 19 Jun 2016
I would not like to miss it. Got lot of information within one very interesting day. Got lot of wonderfull impressions about sourrounding of Auckland. THANK Kristi for patience, flexibility and for sharing knowledge about Maori culture as well as New Zealand as a country. Thanks to Edi for his patience!!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2016
Amazing, amazing, amazing!! Would definitely recommend this tour!! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating!! 5 STARS!!
• Submitted 06 Jul 2015
Our tour guide was excellent and we spent the entire day all around Auckland getting a great overview of the city and surrounding territory. The Cultural Performance was in the Memorial Hall which we had visited the previous day.
• Submitted 23 Jun 2015
It was the best tour ever, the tour guide was extremely lovely and nice. Very informative. I would strongly recommend it to whoever going to visit NewZealand. Honestly this is a must join tour !:)
• Submitted 02 Dec 2014
This tour was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Its one of the most personal tours I have EVER had....and I have been on hundreds! If you are visiting Auckland, do yourself a favor and sign up for this tour...ASAP!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2014
Absolutely amazing. Tour guide was very informed. Felt a true bond to New Zealand after doing this tour!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2014

In Brief

Auckland Central, New Zealand
New Zealand
8 hours

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