Southern Star Tour

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

View the night sky from a Southern Maori perspective. Enjoy a personalised night  tour of Huriawa peninsula and hear the history and stories of  the Southern stars.  Our amazing guide, Kane Holmes, will intrigue and fascinate with a traditional interpretation of the night sky and stars. This experience is entirely weather dependant. Bookings can be made by contacting us directly at or phone 022 315 4407.

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.



Duration & Schedule Allow 3 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.
  • 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 


Maori Waka Tour

Our waka tour will take you onto the beautiful Waikouaiti River, where the ancestors of Kati Huirapa travelled long before.
Hear the stories, customs and traditions, whilst learning the skills to paddle our waka.
Plant harakeke (flax) on the spit, and help restore our native coastal environment.

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

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Maori Pa Tour

Enjoy a personalised tour of Huriawa peninsula with our friendly and knowledgeable guides. You will learn the history and stories of the pa (fortified village). A shorter experience for travellers with limited time.

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

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