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WAKA Tour - Split Apple Rock - Toka Ngawha Waka Tours

Immerse yourself in an authentic cultural experience by paddling a Maori waka through some of the most sensational parts of New Zealand’s spectacular Abel Tasman National Park!

Highlights

  • Discover the heart of New Zealand as you learn about Maori culture through a traditional waka (canoe) journey.
  • Feel the spiritual value of working with a team as we embark on an easy paddle through one of New Zealand’s most beautiful regions.

Inclusive, enjoyable and great for all ages, our haerenga (journey) includes an easy 2-hour return voyage along peaceful coastlines featuring golden sand beaches and vibrant native forest as we paddle together towards the iconic Toka Ngawhā, also known as Split Apple Rock.

Along the way we will share with you our knowledge of the beautiful Maori culture as you experience the empowerment that comes through working with a team. Our spoken blessings called karakia will provide spiritual protection for our voyage through this safe and stunning section of New Zealand.

Within Maori culture, the waka or canoe is considered a living expression of our tupuna (ancestors), who navigated the vast Pacific Ocean in similar vessels for thousands of years. The experience of this journey will connect you to this tradition as you learn about the tikanga (etiquette) associated with waka.

Truly a “must do” activity while visiting New Zealand!

Experience: Not necessary

Start/Finish Location: Kaiteriteri Boat Ramp, Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri, Nelson.

Adult $90.00
Child $60.00

Duration

  • Allow approximately 3 hours duration for the whole experience

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Check-in time: 9am Finish:12 noon
  • Child price applicable for ages 2 - 14 years

Available Bookings from May 22 to May 28

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5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$60.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

5+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$90.00
  • Child$60.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Helly from New Zealand wrote on 24 December 2017

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Wonderful Cultural Experience

We loved this trip! From the warm welcome and informative introduction given by our guide Lee Ann, we were immersed into an unforgetable experience. Twelve of us powered this beautiful waka straight out to sea - it was windy and waves were high. It was amazing how fast we went and soon got to Split Apple Rock where we were provided with morning tea. Such a beautiful bay to spend time and some swum out to the rock. Amazing morning and over too quickly.

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Carolyn from United Kingdom wrote on 19 February 2018

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A morning well spent!

What a fabulous morning out on the Waka with Le Anne who is passionate about her heritage and culture. It was great to work as a team paddling the Waka and learning about Maori traditions and the importance of connecting with creation and one another.

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Verena from Germany wrote on 14 January 2018

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Veri

Die Fahrt mit dem Waka über das Meer war einfach grandios. Ann Lee ist ein wundervoller Guide und hat uns mit der Kultur des Landes vertraut gemacht. Super empfehlenswert! Toller Fund - Danke an www.bookme.co.nz - hätte das nie gefunden

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Anna Poole from New Zealand wrote on 12 January 2018

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Fabulous mornings adventure

We really enjoyed our outing on the Waka with Callum. He was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Maori traditions. We loved story time on the beach. Learning to paddle as a team was a great experience and being 'inducted' into the Waka Abel Tasman whanau.

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Karma from New Zealand wrote on 20 December 2017

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Great Experience!

This activity gave us a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the waters of Abel Tasman National Park! The guides were extremely helpful and ensured that every person in the group felt involved in the activity and felt comfortable. It was also a very informative trip; allowing everyone to gain a basic understanding of the local Maori culture and history. Overall, great experience, wonderful people! :)

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