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Te Karanga ki ngā Taniwha Event

Te Wharewaka Hīkoi

Facilitated by Te Wharewaka o Pōneke

Wednesday 16 August

1 - 3pm

Capacity 20

Join us on an all expenses paid Te Wharewaka Walking Tour.


Starting at the Kupe Statue, we will discover intriguing secrets about the city we love. 


View Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington Harbour, from an all new perspective. The area where Te Raukura-Te Wharewaka o Pōneke is located was harbour frontage to Te Aro Pā. Learn about the various elements and design of Te Raukura building and its connection to the Polynesian explorer Kupe.


Hear stories about the two taniwha (mythological beings) in the harbour retold, find out about environmental impacts for Māori in today’s urban landscape and learn other fascinating facts about Māori culture in Wellington.


View the archaeological remains of a whareponga (house) at the Pā site, hear the story of the people who lived at the Pā and their journey to Wellington, gain exclusive access to a non-public excavation site and discover Wellington’s hidden Māori treasures.


* Please meet at The Kupe Statue at least 10 mins before the tour starts.

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