Mauao Cultural Walk
- Duration: 150 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Mt Maunganui, Bay of Plenty
- Product code: PJAV0G
Mt Maunganui boasts a well-loved mountain, named Mauao, seeped in history and culture. Join us in a walk through time with our local guides. Take in the stunning views of Mt Maunganui, hear the compelling Maori legends, and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings.
Meet us onsite, or be collected from the gates of the Port of Tauranga. You will first meet at our cultural hub to prepare for your experience. You can safely leave any items at our hub to collect after the walk. Take advantage of our customer supplies such as sun screen, bottled water, etc.
From there, you will be transported to Mauao, and experience a brief Whakatau, or informal cultural welcome. You can marvel at the first sights of our beautiful home on the quick trip to the mountain.
Then you begin your cultural guided walk. This hikoi (walk) is a special treat, hearing local Maori legends and the history of Mt Maunganui. You have the choice to go up or around the mountain, with each track offering spectacular views in their own right.
At the end of the hikoi, you will be transported back to our cultural hub and receive a brief poroporoaki (farewell) at our beach station. You will be given a locally handcrafted gift from us, and invited to enjoy a sampler spread of our favourite seafood. We will then accompany you back to the Port of Tauranga gates, and leave you to enjoy the rest of your day at our beautiful Mt Maunganui.Let us take you on a journey through time.