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Great tour with Ngahina

Ngahina knew the answers to all the questions we could think of. She knew the area really well and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kerry J
Day Exploring Waiheke Island

My husband and I had a lovely day exploring Waiheke Island. We took the ferry to the island from... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Pam O
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East Setauket, New York
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10Am Ferry Ex-Auckland - Return 4pm Ferry. Spend a day with your local Maori guide exploring Waiheke Island from a Maori perspective. You will visit stunning landscapes and pristine beaches and hear the stories and history related to them. The tour includes a native bush walk where you will learn about traditional and medicinal uses of plants, history and significance of the pa site and a taonga puoro (musical instruments) demonstration. You will visit one of Waiheke's top vineyards for an optional wine tasting. Your guide will teach you about the harakeke (flax) bush and perform a flax weaving demonstration. View and learn about the significance of the marae and the Maori community of this beautiful island. Lunch is at a local cafe.
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Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ngahina knew the answers to all the questions we could think of. She knew the area really well and told us all about contemporary Maori life and issues facing the community. A wonderful day visiting the island and enjoying the scenery.

Thank Kerry J
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My husband and I had a lovely day exploring Waiheke Island. We took the ferry to the island from Auckland and were met by our guide who met us at the port. Luckily, my husband and I were the only ones on the tour (benefits...More

Thank Pam O
Reviewed 21 June 2017

My wife and I took the full-day tour of Waiheke island with Potiki Adventures. We had spent the prior night on the island so our guide, Ngahina, picked us up in town at an arranged spot before she headed down to pick up the rest...More

Thank KiwiAdventurer215
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Bianca and Amy are genuinely sweet people with beautiful souls. The lunch Amy made was bomb! I definitely would recommend this to a friend and come back myself in the future!

Thank Tia H
b-maori, Owner at Potiki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Ami will be so happy to hear this feedback! Thank you so much. We had a great day with you all and are excited that you have chosen our beautiful country for your internship. Enjoy Aotearoa and all the best! Nga mihi, Bianca

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Was an amazing experience. First off the guides are extremely knowledgable and are locals to the island, really giving it an authentic Maori feeling. Included a number of different and unique adventures that I feel other touring companies wouldn't be able to match. The guides...More

Thank bryceconley13
b-maori, Owner at Potiki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Kia ora! Thanks for much for your amazing feedback! I'm so happy you took the time to write this review for us. It was great hosting you all for the day! I hope you have a fantastic time while here in Aotearoa and all the...More

Reviewed 26 March 2017

This tour was absolutely, amazing! Bianca was a fantastic guide with a lot of knowledge about the area and is very personable with you. Knows how to best tailor the trip to maximize your enjoyment of the experience. Must use company if looking to fully...More

Thank Cate W
b-maori, Owner at Potiki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Thank you for your lovely review! It was wonderful hosting you on Waiheke Island.

Reviewed 9 March 2017

Came here with a group of study abroad students and stayed overnight. We had an incredible time and learned a lot about the Maori culture. Bianca and the rest of the staff were fantastic, they took great care of all of us and provided us...More

Thank Claire W
b-maori, Owner at Potiki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Kia ora! Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the orientation. I'm really pleased to know you had such a great time! Nga mihi, Bianca

Reviewed 27 February 2017

What an amazing first night in New Zealand. I got off the plane from New York at 6:30AM and this was my first experience abroad. We took the ferry over from Auckland to Waiheke Island and stayed for one night. Bianca was an incredible group...More

Thank daniweinstein2
Reviewed 19 February 2017

An extremely well organised tramp. Bianca and her team of instructors did a great job of leading a group of 60 Year 10 students along a 2 day tramp with a one night stay in a campsite. The students learnt a huge amount from the...More

Thank rossinioni
b-maori, Owner at Potiki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Kia ora! Looking forward to seeing you all again for our next hikoi together. Thank you for the awesome feedback. Nga mihi, Bianca

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Bianca took our group through the Auckland War Museum and to One Tree Hill. As Maori her explanations were really brought to life. We also went to a black sand beach which was spectacular. She had a packed lunch for us that was delicious. Tuna,...More

Thank Roberta C
b-maori, Owner at Potiki Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

That was such an awesome day! Ami did a great job with the lunches if I do say so myself. Thank you for your kind words and for joining us for the day. Bianca

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