• Nga Taonga o Hinerupe

    Authentic marae experiences in Te Araroa – the first place to see the sun rise in the world

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The journey of a lifetime to the East Cape, North Island

Our Marae is the ancestral home of the East Coast hapu of Te Whanau a Hinerupe and Te Whanau a Tuwhakairiora. With its root seeped in culture and community, our Marae is our Tūrangawaewae – a place to stand where we feel strong and at home.

We welcome guests from far and wide to immerse themselves into Māori culture and history, at the first place in the world to see the sunrise.

Haere Mai, welcome all.


Ko Whetumatarau te maungaWhetumatarau is the mountain.

Ko Awatere te awaAwatere is the river.

Ko Hinerupe te marae

Ko Te Whanau a Hinerupe te hapūHinerupe is the subtribe

Ko Ngāti Porou te iwi.Ngāti Porou is the tribe.

Our Tours

The journey of a lifetime to the East Cape, North Island.

Daytime Marae Experience

Discover the customs, traditions and heart of our community Nestled between the mountains and the sea, journey to our Marae in Te Araroa and discover the East Cape shores along the vast Pacific Ocean. Come to our unique gathering place, learn about…

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Overnight Marae Stay

An immersive, unique cultural experience Journey to the beautiful East Cape of New Zealand to our Marae in Te Araroa. As the gateway to Tairāwhiti and the people of Ngāti Porou, you are invited to connect with our culture and community here in our…

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About us

Our homeland stretches across the most easterly region of the North Island and runs north along the coast from Te Toka-a-Taiau at Gisborne, to Pōtikirua, inland from Hicks Bay.

Mt Hikurangi is the tribal mountain, and the most important river is Waiapu, an ancient name also found on the Pacific island of Tahiti. Our name is derived from our ancestor Porourangi, whose descendants were great warriors who established our tribe’s territories in the East Coast and Gisborne regions.

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