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Whakatāne and Ōhope Day Trip with Traditional Māori Lunch

Join Travel Ed for a day of sightseeing and experiencing Māori culture.


  • Guided day tour of the Whakatāne and Ōhope highlights
  • Visit the Mataatua Marae
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional Māori lunch
  • Experience interactive cultural workshops
  • Learn about the significant cultural history of the area
  • Take in the fantastic views along the coastline

Departing from Bayfair in Mount Maunganui we set off for a fun day to experience Māori culture and the beautiful sights around Whakatāne and Ōhope.

On arrival at Mataatua Marae in Whakatāne, you will be formally welcomed into this sacred space and wowed by an amazing ancestral house light show. Here you will be treated to a traditional Māori feast for lunch.

Continuing on we will stop at a lookout to enjoy the fabulous views over the Bay Of Plenty coastline before enjoying some time exploring Ōhope Beach.

We return to Mount Maunganui via the small town of Maketū which is the landing place of the Te Arawa canoe. Enjoy a stroll along the shore which overlooks an estuary and protected bird colony.

Your journey concludes at Bayfair in Mount Maunganui around 4pm where you are given a $10 voucher each to be used that day atIzakai Bar & Eatery.

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Whakatāne and Ōhope

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Adult $269.00
Child $199.00 (Aged 11 years and under)

What's included

  • Guided small group day tour - 11 people max
  • Traditional Māori lunch
  • $10 voucher to be used at Izakai Eatery on the day of travel


  • Allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience


  • Meet at Bayfair Shopping Centre (outside Izakai Bar and Eatery)

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.


  • This tour requires a minimum of 6 people to run.


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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