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Kotahi Tourism - Poihakena Day Tours

#140 of 386 Tours in Sydney
Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Nice tour on Stories of Maori

1.) I got a new perspective of Sydney 2.) Tour guides are really very knowledgable 3.) They will... read more

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Had the best tour of the Rocks with Hohepa relating the history of Maori settlement in Sydney. His... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
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Explore The Rocks with Māori guide! Poihākena is the Māori word for Port Jackson - Sydney where Māori have lived, loved, worked, visited and traded since 1793. On this 2-hour walking tour you'll visit the archeological dig site where Māori taonga...more
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| The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

1.) I got a new perspective of Sydney 2.) Tour guides are really very knowledgable 3.) They will also show you hidden laneways which have existed centuries ago!

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Had the best tour of the Rocks with Hohepa relating the history of Maori settlement in Sydney. His knowledge of settlement and the history of the Rocks area I found very very interesting, the tour takes about 2 hours. As a Kiwi also an Aussie...More

1  Thank JanPerth
Melinda L, Manager at Kotahi Tourism - Poihakena Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Great to hear you enjoyed the tour! "Kia ora" from Hohepa - thank your for your review.

Reviewed 27 September 2017

I was impressed & enlighten with this tour. Melinda was very helpful & Hohepa was really passionate & knowledgable about the history of this area. Paying respect to the Darug people. And the Maoris & European who came later to trade & live in Australia....More

2  Thank Wishyouwherehere2013
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I only remember The Rocks for the pubs, pubs and oh yeah pubs. That was a few years ago. Gosh it has changed a lot since way back then. Who would have thought The Rocks had Maori living, working, dying and buried since 1790's. The...More

1  Thank annemarieyates9
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great value tour of the Rocks from a Maori perspective. As a Kiwi I was shocked at how much information about early Maori-Sydney history I had no idea about - really fascinating. Hohepa is a fantastic guide who is literally bursting with information. Just make...More

1  Thank BethDrumm
Reviewed 19 February 2017

What a great tour, I loved every minute of it. I'm a kiwi who's been living in Sydney for 10 years. I've done lots of reading about pakeha settlement in Sydney, love historic houses and have explored The Rocks many times. So it was fantastic...More

1  Thank JayneWas
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Thank you Hohepa for a wonderful tour last Saturday filled with intriguing facts and stories. As a New Zealander with Māori roots and living in Sydney, I found the tour to be incredibly enlightening. I had no idea as to Māori in Sydney's past and...More

1  Thank TonyHoman
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a wonderful two (plus!) hours with our terrific guide, Hohepa. A great source of information, entertaining, intiguing and charming. We were lead through an area we thought we knew quite well, but saw things that only a true historian would show you. Cant...More

1  Thank Jacqueline H
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

If your wanting to spend two hours discovering so much about The Rocks with one of the best guides then this is the tour for you. After living in Sydney for over a decade this tour surprised us so much with how much we didn't...More

1  Thank allieegolding
Melinda L, Owner at Kotahi Tourism - Poihakena Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Thank you - great to hear you had a fantastic morning!

Reviewed 1 June 2016

Loved this fascinating tour! Hohepa is an fantastic guide and shared intriguing stories of Māori in Sydney as we meandered through The Rocks. Highlights were being welcomed in Māori language by the harbour, visiting the dig site where greenstone has been found and the beautiful...More

Thank Kaz A
Melinda L, Manager at Kotahi Tourism - Poihakena Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Thank you Kaz! Great to hear you enjoyed the tour and hope you had a good trip back to Aotearoa. Ka kite ano - see you again!

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