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Land of the Fathers: Luxurious 4WD Guided Maori Cultural Experience with Ngati Pikiao Tribe from Rotorua

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Start time

    9am // 1pm 

    You can choose your preferred time slot while booking

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! Pickups are now available from hotels in central Rotorua! All you have to do is share the details of your accommodation and we’ll be there to pick you up. 

    Don’t have booking yet? No worries! Just share your details with us as and when you’re ready.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Get up close with the Maori culture of New Zealand
  • Meet with the Ngati Pikiao tribe residing on the shores of Lake Rotoiti
  • Recount the true stories of these people as well as their myths and legends
  • Experience a luxurious your with hotel transfers and travel in a 4WD Land Rover Discovery
  • Enjoy an intimate encounter with the Maori in a group for not more than 6 people


Delve right into the heart of Maori culture, on this life changing 3-hour experience. A fully guided tour taking you to the home of the Ngati Pikiao tribe in a luxurious 4WD Land Rover Discovery, it is the perfect opportunity to experience their sacred land and unravel the true stories of these people. Not to mention, we only accommodate a maximum of 6 people so that you can enjoy an intimate and engaging tryst with one of the world’s oldest cultures. 

Nestled along the spectacular Okawa Bay, soak up the immense cultural vibrancy of never seen before landscapes of the Ngati Pikiao tribe residing on the shores of Lake Rotoiti. Explore the region's breathtaking history - it is the sacred land where their ancestors, the tupuna, lay - as you take a stroll around with one of the locals. Recounting the stories and legends of these ancient people, this educational, fun and inspiring your will take you off the beaten path of touristy sights and embrace the legendary Maori culture. 

About the Supplier: Based in the sacred Te Takinga Marae in Rotorua, Kahukiwi Experiences offers a never before seen window into the landscapes, ways of life and heritage of the Ngati Pikiao tribe. Discover the true essence of Aotearoa – discover Kahukiwi.


  • Hotel Pick Up (Your ride’s on us!) 
  • Luxury transport in a 4WD Land Rover Discovery (Travel like royalty!) 
  • Off the beaten track cultural sites (Far from the madding ‘touristy’ crowd!) 
  • Light refreshments including traditional Maori fare (The magic of the Maoris!)


  • Gratuities (If you are still feeling generous though, go right ahead!)

Additional info

Our recommendations on how you can dress for ‘maximum comfort’! 

  • For summers, you can wear a jumper and a wet weather jacket along with shorts and comfortable walking shoes. 
  • For winter, we’d suggest wearing a thicker jumper as well as heavier wet jacket, long packs and sturdy, closed shoes.

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