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MAUNGA Hikurangi EXperiences

Explore our unforgettable experiences and sacred sites. Be the first in the world to see the sun rise on the sacred site of Maunga Hikurangi or join us for a day experience, where Ngati Porou guides tell the stories of the nine whakairo (carvings) representing Maui and Ngati Porou descendants. 

 
 

Half Day

TE URUNGA-TU - SUNRISE EXPERIENCE

 
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DESCRIPTION

Greet the dawn, a world-first experience

 

INCLUDES


  • Transfer to and from the carving site via 4wD vehicle

  • Expert Ngati Porou guide

  • Locally sourced breakfast atop Maunga Hikurangi served with tea and coffee

  • Native seedling to plant (part of an intergenerational eco-project)

  • Participation in a karakia (traditional Maori blessing)

  • Gift from the Ngati Porou tribe

 
 

Half Day

HARAMAI – DAY EXPERIENCE

 
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DESCRIPTION

A Maori cultural journey, well-suited to families

 

includes


  • 4WD transfer to and from the carving site

  • Expert Ngati Porou guide

  • Light lunch atop Maunga Hikurangi, tea and coffee, all locally sourced

  • Native seedling to plant (part of an intergenerational eco-project)

  • Participation in a karakia (traditional Maori blessing)

  • Gift from the Ngati Porou tribe

 

the ngati porou tourism vip experience

TOPA MAI - VIP helicopter EXPERIENCE

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DESCRIPTION

Ngati Porou Tourism VIP Helicopter Experience

 

INCLUDES


This trip is fully customisable and price is dependent on options selected.

Fly to and from the summit, this VIP experience can include:

  • Transfers to & from Gisborne Airport

  • Boutique Accommodation

  • Dinner prepared by private chef

  • Marae visit - a tangatawhenua mihi (greeting from the people of the land)

  • East Coast highlights tour (by air) - Tokomaru Bay, Tolaga Bay, Te Araroa

 

 1.5 Hours

Te Takapau-o-Maui - Hikers Experience

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 DESCRIPTION

Walk in Maori, demi-god Maui’s footsteps

 

INCLUDES


Walk in Maori, demi-god Maui’s footsteps, this experience includes:

  • Expert Ngati Porou guide and tour of the carving site

  • Native seedling to plant (part of an intergenerational eco-project)

 

 Waka Maunga - Summit Transporter

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 DESCRIPTION

MAKE IT EASY With a transfer

 

INCLUDES


Same breath-taking views, just shorten the walk; this option includes:

  • One-way transport via 4-wheel drive, from Pakihiroa Station carpark to the carving site.