Kotahi Tourism

Cultural and Theme Tours

At Kotahi Tourism they’re passionate about Cultural Heritage and ‘manaakitanga’ – taking care of their visitors.

Award – winning ‘Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney’ are based in the Rocks where Māori have lived, loved, visited, traded, worked and died since 1793.

Be welcomed by your Māori Guide at the harbours edge and enjoy stunning harbour views.

Visit an archeological dig site and The Rocks Discovery Museum.

See a Māori greenstone treasured object that was revealed on a dig site in The Rocks.

Explore hidden laneways and walk down Māori Lane.

Hear intriguing stories spanning over 225 years.

Be farewelled with waiata (Māori song).

One in five Māori now live in Australia and this unique tour (the only Māori tour in Australia!) highlights the strong connections and rich Māori history, heritage and culture in Sydney.

Facilities

Basic Cultural and Theme Tours Disabled access available Family Friendly Half Day or Less Land - Self Propelled National Trust National Trust Public Toilet Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Sightseeing Tours Walk Walking and Biking Tours

Services

$40

Award -winning Poihākena tours are based in the Rocks where Māori have lived, loved, visited, traded, worked and died since 1793. One in five Māori now live in Australia and this unique tour (the only Māori tour in Australia) highlights the strong connections and rich Māori history, heritage and culture there.

On this two hour walking tour with a Māori guide you’ll hear intriguing stories spanning over 225 years: from visiting Māori chiefs, kidnappings, whalers, sailors and traders to the the vibrant Māori culture in Sydney today.

You’ll visit an archaeological dig-site and The Rocks Discovery Museum, explore the cobblestone laneways of The Rocks, enjoy stunning harbour views, walk down Māori Lane, get ‘hands-on’ with taonga (treasured objects) and hear waiata (Māori song). Hāngi lunch is available as an optional extra for groups and schools.

Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney is the 2015 Winner of the National Trust Heritage Award for Tours and Multimedia; 2018 Luxury Travel Guide Award Winner – Tour Operator of the Year (Sydney); 2018 Winner Interpretation Australia Award for Excellence.

Tours run on Saturdays and can be booked for private groups and schools anytime. Tour gift vouchers are also available.

Family Friendly Public Toilet

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