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WanaHaka Tours

103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 21 519 730
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Kia Ora and Welcome! WanaHaka® is focused on giving YOU a true Māori experience to connect you with the Tangata Whenua (people of the land). Wine Tours start from-: $129.00 for a 2.5/3 hr 'Short 'n Sweet' option of Wanaka and Tarras. $179.00 for a 4 hour 'Original' option of Wanaka and Cromwell. $229.00 for a 'Wero' 5 vineyards in 5 hours. The 2 above tours include cheese platters as well. We will connect you with the Māori history and people of the land so you get the COMPLETE cultural experience. The Māori Powhiri/Welcome to Wanaka, Queenstown and Central Otago-: starts from $25 per person. It's usually performed at #thatwanakatree/tree in the water, at weddings and conferences as a welcome to our region. We would love to share our passion, Mana/Spirit and Māori history with you. At WanaHaka® Tours we believe "Culture is Connection", connecting with the people of the land provides the authentic, human connection. Together it will make sure you have truely connected with New Zealand.
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103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great way to spend a Sunday in Queenstown. Joe’s knowledge, welcome & hospitality was awesome!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous trip with Joe today. We had the beautiful Maori welcome before we started which was so traditional. We then went to 3 vineyards and had such an amazing experience. Many thanks to Joe for his knowledge of the vineyards and the surrounding areas and...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia Ora Anne, what an absolute delight to share a wine tour with you Sue, Gazza and Brockster. Was an honour to share the Hongi (Māori greeting) with you and some of the fabulous wines of the Gibbston and Queenstown region. safe travels back to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such an awesome experience meeting Joe at health and fitness weekend with a special Maori welcome. The performance was really amazing and helped me to further appreciate the connection to the amazing land we live in. Joe is super passionate about what he does and...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora Laura, What an awesome way to meet another allied health and fitness professional like yourself. Was a great weekend and a powerful way to start and to connect via Māori Pōwhiri. Thanks for your support and as I mentioned in the Pōwhiri we...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

I was recently privileged to be invited to attend Wanaka for a Training weekend with a group of Health and Fitness Professionals. We were welcomed to the venue by Joe with a very traditional, special, and very specific Maori welcome that was not only a...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kia Ora Wendy, What a big trip you made down to the Central Otago region and Wanaka specifically. A great way to start a OD workshop and the importance of connection- glad you had a great time and met so many new friends here in...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

I recently held an event in Wanaka for Allied Health and Fitness professionals over 2 days. My main message for the event, is that when we communicate and coach/guide people it is about connection and relationships. Joey (WanaHaka Tours) were the obvious choice as I...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mr OD, Well my brother what a brothership/mateship we have formed over many years, and it all started at Fitex Conference in Auckland many years ago. What an honour to share the 'Connection Pōwhiri' to start your incredible weekend of health and fitness, complimented by...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Yesterday my wife Cate, our Niece Lou and I got to experience Joe’s Wanahaka tour, as Maori ourselves it was amazing to connect with him showcasing our heritage in the the Deep South of Aotearoa, His knowledge, Passion and willingness to share with everyone makes...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Arohanui Riwai, Cate and Lou, what an incredible tour and so special to share our outstanding wines and culture of Central Otago with you all and an incredible cheese platter at Desert Heart in Bannockburn/Cromwell. After you all leaving with about 10 or so bottles...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We (a family from Belgium) loved every minute of it! We can highly recommend the powhiri. Check out the photos :-)

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Kia ora Barbara, was so special to share my culture with you in lovely Wanaka. The hongi with your son was so special to me and to be able to connect with your lovely whanau/family. Joe

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We arranged to meet Joe at a beautiful outdoor spot in Wanaka. It was a surprise for my partner's birthday. We are both Kiwis so you don't have to be a tourist to do this. Joe appeared over the crest of a hill like a...More

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Joe W, Owner at WanaHaka Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Ngā mini mō tō manaakitanga mai (Thanks for your kindness Jo), it was such a special Pōwhiri to share with you both at the Waterfall Creek seat on the Millenium track in Wanaka and especially with the history of Kai Tahu in the area. As...More

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