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7 Things to Pack for your Te Urunga-Tu Sunrise Experience

Watching the world awaken at dawn from a spot high on Maunga Hikurangi, surrounded by nine enormous…

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First Sunrise in the World

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Maori Myths: How Maui Slowed the Sun

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About Maunga Hikurangi – Ngati Porou’s crown jewel

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Top things to do on the East Cape

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Everyone who does our Te Urunga-Tu Sunrise tour has a unique experience. Greeting the sun’s first rays and planting a native seedling is truly memorable. If you’ve made it to the top of our maunga, what was your highlight?#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Aside from the beautiful views and landscape, our tours also offer a taste of local cuisine and produce. This nourishing lunch prepared by Hati Nati café of kumara salad, kangawaru (a sweetbread made from kumara, corn grit and flour), fruit and juice is a welcome bite after pushing to the top of our maunga! Well done, and hello world! 🥪🌱#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
No one can deny the comfort and warmth of a classic Kiwi pie. But what about a paua pie? This unique spin on a cultural fave is what roadside hot spot, Café 35 in Tokomaru Bay,has become known for. So stop in and step up your pie game today! 🥧☕📸: @cafe35toko#cafe35 #tokomarubay #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #ruatoria #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
If you find the stories behind each of our carvings as compelling and as moving as we do, we recommend stopping by Tairāwhiti
Museum in the Gisborne city centre while you’re here.The taonga Māori collection of worked stone and wood carvings is a beautiful series of donations and loans that deepen our regional story. Some larger taonga have recently been restored and rehoused.📸: @tairawhiti_museum#tairawhitimuseum #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #ruatoria #ngatiporou #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Each of our nine breath-taking carvings has a unique story to tell, and each of those stories is an important piece in the overarching legend of Maui, a founding member of the Ngati Porou tribe. Here is Hine-rau-ma-ukuuku, a wife of Maui. Hinerau has the significant responsibility of welcoming all manuhiri (visitors) to our sacred maunga. Her warmth radiates even on a misty morning, as you climb to the top to greet the sun ☀#maui #hinerau #tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi
#firstlight #ruatoria #ngatiporou #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Today is the big day for Maunga to Moana competitors! Good luck to each and every one of you. We welcome you warmly to the top of our sacred maunga in Stage 1 of the race!
🏃‍♀️⛰🚵‍♀️📷: @m2m_adventure#m2m2021 ##tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #ruatoria #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Road tripping the East Cape? Stop over on State Highway 35 for an awe-inspiring experience off the beaten track that you’ll never forget: Maunga Hikurangi#maungahikurangi #tairawhitigisborne #firstlight
#gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
East Coast magic! Just a wee throwback to the annual December Kaiaua beach races at Tolaga Bay an hour south from the Maunga – here out East we live life to the fullest!📷: Tairawhiti Gisborne
#beachraces #carpediem #adventure ##tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
Wow – ever wondered what it would feel like to stand on the very top of our Maunga when dusted in snow? Epic photo from LWimages featured on Epic Trails ⛰🧗‍♂️#tairawhitigisborne #maungahikurangi #firstlight #gisborne #sunrise #aotearoa
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