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Ko Hikurangi te maunga, Ko Waiapu te awa, Ko Ngati Porou te iwi 
(Hikurangi the mountain, Waiapu the river, Ngati Porou the people)

Maunga Hikurangi is North Island’s highest non-volcanic peak, located in the region, Tairawhiti.  You will be the first in the world to greet the new day as part of the Te Urunga-Tu Experience.  Immerse yourself  in our culture and discover our history.

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Experience Maori Culture. Discover our History. Do it first.



For your convenience, a day version of the Sunrise Experience. Great for families, an epic Maori cultural experience, without the early start.


topa MAI - VIP helicopter EXPERIENCE

Flown from one our exclusive overnight accommodations, from the air, survey the lands, sea and sky once ruled by Ngati Porou chiefs. Includes a tour of the Maunga Hikurangi summit and carvings.



Something to suit every budget and time frame, see what else Maunga Hikurangi Experience has to offer.



The land where the sun greets the world for the first time each day, it is the Ngati Porou lands and its people who are destined to see the dawning of new light. The exclusive Maunga Hikurangi Experience enables manuhiri (visitors) to experience Ngati Porou culture and history first-hand.

“Be one with Maui, his people, land, sea and sky.”


Maunga Hikurangi Supports the Tiaki Promise
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