Cultural immersion – Mātauranga
Min Age : 16
Whakatane iSite, Quay St, Whakatane 3120
Max People : 25
- What to wear
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*We also provide the option of a conservation activity, such as track clearing or tree planting, or we are happy to tailor something exclusively for your group. Please let us know how we can help by contacting us or enquiry upon booking.
Whakataukī (Māori proverb): He waka eke noa (We are all in this together).
Minimum pax.: 10.
Maximum pax.: 25.
Bookings available up to three days before experience date. Late notice bookings may be considered. Please call us on +64 21 379 201 to confirm.
Accommodation. Important note: Our wharenui (guest accommodation) is one large building space that sleeps the entire group.
Showers and toilets.
Bedding, linen, blankets, and towels.
Use of fully equipped kitchen.
Transport throughout duration of the experience.
Walking sticks/hiking poles.
Please consider all types of weather conditions.
Seasonal weather conditions in New Zealand are as follows (source: newzealand.com), Spring (September-November) average daytime temperature: 16-19˚C (61-66˚F). Summer (December-February) average daytime temperature: 20-25˚C (68-77˚F). Autumn/Fall (March-May) average daytime temperature: 17-21˚C (62-70˚F). Winter (June-August) average daytime temperature: 12-16˚C (53-61˚F).
We recommend bringing layers of clothing in case of sudden weather and/or temperature changes.
During autumn/winter months we strongly recommend bringing a warm jacket.
Footwear – Sandals or jandals/flip flops are suitable for the marae in spring/summer months. Closed comfortable footwear for walking/hiking is required for the maunga (mountain) hike, and suitable for autumn/winter months.
Toiletries such as deodorant, soap, shampoo, and conditioner.
Hair dryer/hair straighteners (sorry we do not supply).
Water bottle – We supply a bottle of locally sourced spring water, but you may want to bring your own water bottle to refill.
Hat/cap for spring/summer or beanie for autumn/winter.
Small backpack to carry items during maunga (mountain) hike.
We recommend avoiding bringing items of value unless it is intended for them to be carried/secured with you for the duration of the experience, for example phone or camera. Rangitāiki Tours Limited accepts no responsibility for damage or loss of personal possessions, except where have legal obligation to do so.
All manuhiri (visitors/guests) must advise of any pre-existing health conditions (e.g. food allergies, asthma, epilepsy, or arthritis etc) or safety concerns prior to experience commencement to ensure we can provide controls measures.
Fitness level needed for maunga (mountain) hike: Good to Excellent.
Degree of difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Track terrain: Mostly unformed, rough, and steep at times.
This experience requires a minimum of 10 people to proceed.
Available Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday/Friday only. Other days may be available upon request. Please contact us or call +64 21 379 201 to enquire further.
Please note WIFI is not available during this experience.
experience start date. Exceptions may be considered, please call us on +64 21 379 201 to confirm.
Optional pick up and drop off from accommodation available – From and to Ōhope: $15pp additional. From and to Rotorua/Tauranga: $50pp additional. Other locations – Please call us on +64 21 379 201 to discuss.
We kindly ask that all manuhiri (visitors/guests) are ready and arrive on time. In the interest of the roopū (tour group) we will not delay if people are late.
More information can be found in our FAQs on Rangitāiki Tours’ website.
Please refer to Rangitāiki Tours’ terms and conditions for more information.