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Ngā Ara Tipuna Tour & Marae Experience

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  • Tour & Marae Experience Weekend Pass: $200.00 each
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  • Sat 9 Sep 2023–Sun 10 Sep 2023, 12:00pm–1:00pm


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We invite you to join us for 24 hours of culture and heritage to celebrate the stories of the precious whenua with our award-winning Ngā Ara Tipuna Tour including an overnight marae experience, commencing on Saturday 9th September at 12 noon and concluding on Sunday 10th September at 1pm.

Ngā Ara Tipuna was initiated by mana whenua of the Waipukurau-Takapau rohe, to make their authentic histories of this place visible on the land.

Ngā Ara Tipuna combines traditional design elements with contemporary materials and technology, digital storytelling and displays at 7 pā sites of cultural and natural significance in and around Waipukurau and Takapau, Central Hawke's Bay. You will participate in a guided tour and be able to walk over some of these local Pā sites. Upon booking you will receive further information on this overnight stay, however a good level of fitness and good walking shoes is a must.

Your unique marae overnight stay offers an insight into marae protocols and functions like no other, this exclusive experience is limited so secure your spots quick!

Ngā Ara Tipuna Tour and Marae Experience is a part of Central Hawke's Bay Spring Fling. The Spring Fling is a series of standout events through September and October, capturing the essence of springtime in Central Hawke's Bay!

Spring is a stunning time of year in Central Hawke's Bay and the Spring Fling is a wonderful showcase of the region.

Spring Fling events span from Otane to Takapau, Tikokino to Porangahau, and offer plenty of variety for visitors to experience the very best Central Hawke's Bay in spring.

However, you choose to enjoy the Spring Fling, we look forward to hosting you in this beautiful part of Hawke's Bay, with warm Central Hawke's Bay hospitality.

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