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This experience is focused around the river with manuhiri (guests) being taught the customs and traditions of our ancestors. Paddling the Waikouaiti River in a modern waka-ama and planting a native flax to help restore our environment.

Karitāne Māori Tours is located on the beautiful east coast of New Zealand's South Island, only a 30-minute drive from Otago's largest city, Dunedin.

Our tours are owned and operated by Kāti Huirapa ki Puketeraki, the local Maori iwi (people) of the area who wanted to share their passion for waka (canoes) and cultural practices with people from all over the world.

Our waka are a combination of old and new, double-hulled and outrigger. The revitalisation of waka on our river follows the strong cultural traditions of the past on the Waikouaiti River and links the people of Kāti Huirapa to the landscape.

Contact us by

+64 21 718 014

Physical Address

128 Stornoway St
New Zealand