Maori Waka Tour

2 Hours Minimum Adult: NZ$110
Child: NZ$82.50

Let us take you for a paddle on the waka (double hulled canoe).

Your experience includes: 

  • Hear about the Maori cultural history of the Karitane area
  • Learn how to paddle our waka and explore the river
  • Help with our restoration project by planting some harakeke (flax)
  • Enjoy the beatiful Waikouaiti River and the surrounding flora and fauna
Our online booking system requires 48 hrs notice, however if you'd like to check availability
for today or book directly with us please phone on 022 315 4407 or email


Validity To 31 March 2020

Adult NZ$110

Child: NZ$82.50

Fully customisable private tours and cultural experiences for families, small or large groups (min 2, max 50 guests) – Price on application.


Life jackets and water safety equipment.

All waka ama instruction and coaching.

Duration & Schedule Allow 2 hours. Tours operate September through to April.
What to bring/wear Wear warm clothing suitable for a range of weather conditions. This outdoor guided experience takes place in most weather conditions, so we recommend bringing a change of clothes for comfort, along with insect repellent and sunblock cream.
  • Karitane Testimonial
    A well-rounded experience - Alex brought the landscape alive with stories and local history, great laughs in the waka and I enjoyed visiting the different natural environments


  • Karitane Testimonial
    Alex was a fantastic guide, he made it fun and interesting for the whole family! Great to hear about the stories of the past and be contributing back to the land by planting trees too 


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2 Hours Minimum Adult: NZ$70
Child: NZ$52.50

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3 Hours Minimum Adult: NZ$110
Child: NZ$82.50

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