Tu Tika Tours - Whāngarei


Tu Tika 5hr - Whāngarei

Merve & Rangimārie Hosted by Merve & Rangimārie
5 hours
Group Size
10 people
Min. Age
Fitness Level

What we will do

Key activities and highlights

5 hour Maori cultural experience (9am – 2pm)
Courtesy pick up and drop off
Full traditional Maori welcome ceremony in to our home
Morning tea with warm home-made Maori bread and locally made condiments
Weave your own traditional flower from Harakeke – NZ Flax
Learn an easy and fun Maori song
An amazing tour around Whangarei city to see and experience some of our most culturally significant sights including waterfalls, Kauri trees, flora & fauna and Maori Pa sites
Using locally grown produce, you will prepare and indulge in your own hangi lunch cooked on red hot rocks (special dietary requirements catered for)
Traditional farewell ceremony
All meals and beverages are inclusive

Whats Included

  • Morning Tea
  • Refreshments and Beverages
  • Hot Rock Hangi Lunch
  • Transport

Meet your host.

Merve & Rangimārie Merve & Rangimārie

When you book an experience with us, you are supporting a small family, indigenous tourism business.

Kia ora, we are a young (well our kids are) local Maori family, born and bred in our tribal areas of Te Tai Tokerau – Northland, New Zealand.  Our home, Whangarei is the most northern city of New Zealand and situated on the main State Highway 1 through to the Bay of Islands.

Your hosts, Mervyn and Rangimarie Harding, along with our five children, Rangimarie, Stella, Anahera, Rakena, Manuao and cuzzie Puingahei make up our little family business, Tu Tika Tours.

We love meeting people from all around the world and sharing our world, Te Ao Maori – The Maori world view in a very personal and meaningful way.

Northland showcases some of the most beautiful coastlines and landscapes in the world, wait till you meet the beautiful indigenous people that go with it……yes us!  The Harding family.

“TU TIKA” – meaning  STAND TRUE

The name of our business reflects the integrity and truth that we stand by.  We live and breathe everything we share with you, be it the good, the bad, or the ugly.

Our purpose
To provide our visitors with a truly authentic connection to our whanau family and home by promoting whakawhanaungatanga – building ever lasting relationships through shared experiences.