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    Two Tour Options available depending on traffic-: 1) We depart Queenstown at 11:00am with the Māori greeting the Hongi and a 15 minute drive to Gibbston and Lake Hayes where a selection of Pinot Noir, Gris, Sav Blanc and more will be in tasting. The first winery being Akarua near Arrowtown, then we visit the Mt Rosa winery. This is where the the Māori Dance the 'Haka' is performed. Then onto either Bald Hills or Wet Jacket for some sheep shearing(wink, wink) before our drive back to Queenstown. 2)The tour provides a personalised, guided experience of the Cromwell and Bannockburn wine district: We depart Queenstown at 11:00am to Bannockburn the home of the Pinot Noir with the first winery being Mt Rosa, then we visit the Desert Heart winery, this is where the Māori Dance the 'Haka' is performed overlooking the Kawarau river, then we visit Akarua or Wooing Tree before our 30 min drive back to Queenstown.
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Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • All wine tasting is included-approximately 16-20 varietals
  • For 2 pax + a cheese platter is included.
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned people mover
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - WanaHaka Tours
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  • Gratuities
  • Māori bone carving
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • There is a minimum of 2 required per tour, if minimum numbers are not met you will be offered another day or time or complete refund.
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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HawaiiTravelAddict wrote a review Nov 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii19 contributions1 helpful vote
Our tour with Joe was spectacular! Very friendly and informative, Joe is a wonderful host who has a great rapport with the wineries. He is passionate about his Maori culture as well as the wines. We didn't feel like we were on a tour, but rather hanging out with an old friend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Wine Tour with Maori Culture Queenstown
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Aloha whanau, thanks for such a wonderful time and experience.I am so glad you enjoyed the wines, cheese platter and learning more about the Māori culture here in the south and the similarities we have. I look forward to catching up in Hawaii with my whanau. Mā the wā/Until next time. Joe
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802VtTraveler wrote a review Nov 2019
Burlington, Vermont3 contributions1 helpful vote
Joe was a great tour guide who provided an informative commentary on South Island Maori culture which is different than the culture on the North Island. We also visited 3 small wineries in the Central Otago district which was unknown to us before the visit. Great pinot noirs as
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Wine Tour with Maori Culture Queenstown
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Kia Ora team, Love my USA friends, always enjoy sharing the wines, history and beauty of this lovely region. One of my favourite aspects is that in our 30 min drive from Cromwell back to Wanaka at the end of the experience I see my guests sleep which means the wine and cheese has worked and you are in a state of relaxation ;) Mā te wā/Until next time. Joe
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Jizzmoan wrote a review Sep 2019
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We had a great time on our wine tour with Joe! He was a very friendly guy and taught us a lot about the Maori Culture and founding history of New Zealand. Would definitely recommend this tour to friends. Thanks again Joe
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Wine Tour with Maori Culture Queenstown
Responded 1 Sep 2019
Thanks Jazmine, was a great tour and was a real honour to share the beautiful Central Otago wines and Māori history of the region with you both. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
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Mark S wrote a review Aug 2019
usa47 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a must-do tour for any trip to Queenstown. Joe picked us up and escorted us to three different Otago cellar doors: Akarua, Mt. Rosa, and Wet Jacket. The tastings were excellent, but Joe's friendliness and good humor were even better. From the initial Whaikorero greeting
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Wine Tour with Maori Culture Queenstown
Responded 1 Sep 2019
Finally The Rock has come back....to the most entertaining review ever. My US of A whanau/family really took my wine tours to another level on this one. Unlike someone says "It doesn't matter what you think", it matters a lot to me so thank you for being the couple that laid the smackdown on all the candy cheeses, and could finally smell what the Central Otago wine was cooking.
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Paige S wrote a review Jun 2019
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Had a fabulous day out with Joe today exploring the area and tasting some fantastic wines. Joe is amazing! We had such a personal experience with all the wineries and their owners as Joe knows everyone! Made the trip feel really special and personal. The Maori culture part
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from JoeW3438, Owner at Wine Tour with Maori Culture Queenstown
Responded 6 Jun 2019
Ngā mihi/Thanks so much Paige and Eden. Was an honour to share the beautiful wines of the Queenstown and Gibbston region and also the Māori footprint of our region. Mā te wā/Until next time in Wanaka sistas. Kia kaha Joe
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Wine tasting with heart
Joe is such an incredible, genuine, passionate human! He combined presence, Maori history, and wine into a synergis
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mattwH5060FH
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Unbelievable Experience and host
We had the most amazing time on this wine tour. Joe was an amazing host who knew the area and heritage so well and
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190sandhyar
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Incredible day with Joe of Wanahaka!!
Joe was an amazing guide! Funny, knowledgeable and generous. I loved my day out with him, which included three visi
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laurenkiwi
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Wanahaka Experience - Best Maori Culture Immersion
Wanahaka with Joe is by far the best Maori culture experience available in New Zealand. Joe is the perfect vehicle
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flavorly
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Interesting and Enjoyable
We were in Wanaka on a bike trip and on our last night in NZ together, Joe performed a traditional Maori ritual and
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dizzydallas
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Best Day Ever
Our experience here was unforgettable. Joe managed to weave together bits of Maori history, language, and culture w
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415gisellem
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Great cultural and wine experience with Joe
Joe picked us up from our Airbnb and right away began sharing Maori history and culture. We visited 3 wineries and
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kattyhendo
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Outstanding Māori experience
Outstanding morning with Joe. The welcome was phenomenal and so atmospheric in situ. He brought so much knowledge t
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Andrew S
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Amazing Educational Maori Experience
As with other reviews Joe’s Maori welcome and educational experience was one of the highlights of our NZ South Isl
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Centerport
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Maori Wine tour
“We had a very enjoyable afternoon of wine tasting at 3 lovely wineries. But what made this experience special was
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AnasuyaM
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Enthralling Brief History of Maori Culture
Joe was amazing - from giving us specific directions to reach the venue, to providing a very captivating peek into
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Laksagirl
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Fantastic, authentic and unique Wanaka experience!
We were delighted to spend the day with Joe as he took us to three lovely wineries around Wanaka. After a tradition
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karenwoolley11
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Pressing noses, pressing grapes - this tour has it all!
From the moment Joe connects with you via the Hongi (pressing noses greeting), you know you are in for a very perso
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kapl4327
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Great tour of Wanaka Wine Country with my parents
My parents and I went on this wine tour with Joe -- we visited three wineries (Rippon, Maude, and Maori Point). All
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teyyya01
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Fantastic wine tour!
Joe is a beautiful soul with such extensive knowledge on the culture and wineries. We thoroughly enjoyed our day an
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  • Duration: 4h
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