Discover authentic marae experiences

Immerse yourself in Māori culture and history in the first place in the world to see the sunrise. Our two experiences incorporate a wide range of traditional ceremonies and customs to discover rich Māori history of the East Coast.

Daytime Marae Experience

Discover the customs, traditions, and the heart of our community with local Ngāti Porou guides. Our Daytime Marae Experience includes a traditional welcome ceremony, visiting sites of significance, weaving, learning songs and trying local delicacies.

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Overnight Marae Stay

An immersive, unique experience in Te Araroa, our Overnight Marae Stay is an unforgettable cultural introduction to local Māori history, customs, and ceremonies. Enjoy traditional Māori kai (food), visit sacred grounds and sleep in an authentic wharenui (traditional sleeping house).

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As the descendants of Hinerupe, we are Ngāti Porou. 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, where you can continue you journey…

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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 –…

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