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A fascinating journey into Māori culture and the history of the legendary Kupe.


  • An immersive authentic Māori culture experience
  • Guided storytelling through art, performance and digital interaction
  • Gain insight into significant Māori customs and the history of their ancestors

Welcoming you to the Manea whare taonga (house of treasures) with a pōwhiri (cultural ceremony), we invite you to a unique cultural experience to share the stories of our ancestors.

The guided storytelling will continue in the Manea theatre where live performance combined with 4D-digital presentation brings to life the intrepid adventures of voyager Kupe.

Your experience will help deepen your understanding of Māori customs and their connection to the natural and spiritual world.

Enjoy the stunning scenery of Hokianga and continue your journey of discovery with free time to explore the Footprints of Kupe Interactive Gallery which allows you to learn more about our history at the digital stations.

Join us for a journey of discovery into Te Ao Maori, the Maori world.

Adult $65.00 (Aged 17+)
Teen $12.00 (Aged 13-16 years)
Child $6.00 (Aged 5-12 years)
Infant $0.00 (Aged 0-4 years)
Family $120.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children aged 5-12)

What's included

  • 75 minute showcase of Māori culture


  • Allow approximately 90 minutes for the whole experience


  • 41 Hokianga Harbour Drive, Opononi, New Zealand 0473


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Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.


  • Dress to the weather conditions as the tour experience is both indoors and outdoors.

    Wheelchair accessible.

  • Infants under 5 years go FREE.

Available Bookings from August 13 to August 19

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Sat 13 Aug
Sun 14 Aug
Mon 15 Aug
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Wed 17 Aug
Thu 18 Aug
Fri 19 Aug

  • Adult$35.75 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Teen$12.00
  • Child$6.00
  • Family$120.00

  • Adult$52.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Teen$12.00
  • Child$6.00
  • Family$120.00

  • Adult$45.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Teen$12.00
  • Child$6.00
  • Family$120.00

  • Adult$52.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Teen$12.00
  • Child$6.00
  • Family$120.00

  • Adult$52.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Teen$12.00
  • Child$6.00
  • Family$120.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


27 reviews

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Rochelle from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2021

Highly recommended

Fabulous experience. Great place and wonderful people who tell the story of Kup with passion and enthusiasm .

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From Manea - Footprints of Kupe

Kia ora Rochelle We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to Manea and the Hokianga. Nga mihi The Team at Manea

tonimoanas from New Zealand wrote on 24 May 2021

Beyond Excellent

Everything about this was Excellent. I will be recommending to everyone. Just superb!!!!

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terynnem from New Zealand wrote on 12 June 2022

He Tāonga

Absolutely loved it! Ko te matauranga he tino taonga.

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Whānau of 8 from New Zealand wrote on 03 August 2022

Whānau friendly - could do with some x factor

Over the school holidays our whānau made the trip out from Kaikohe to experience Manea. Our tamariki are 14,9,4,2 and 7 months. While the host was young and relatable for our tamariki you could tell the story he shared was very scripted and dare not veer off. The commentary could be better appealing for the kids (there was another whanau with 3 tamariki with us) and knowing your audience to suit would be beneficial. The performance itself is a bit meek and could do with some uplifting. Maybe costume flare and enthusiasm from performers as it felt like they were 'at work' not telling an adventure story. I thought this would be the most enjoyable part for my tamariki but they weren't as excited as they were with the whakairo and giving each of them a hongi. The highlight of the experience was being welcomed and spoken to in Māori from the reception lady - He taonga te reo! Mauri ora kia koe e whaea!

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ricknashh from New Zealand wrote on 05 June 2022

Outstanding professionalism

To put our families experience into a few words is an injustice. The grounds and wairua therein is so welcoming. Truly intrigued by the knowledge shared throughout and we especially enjoyed the film at the end. Highly recommended for all to see.

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Kia Ora, Firstly thank you for taking the time to review Manea and secondly thank you for your amazing feed back. I have just passed it onto our team. Our manaakitangi is something we pride ourselves on so this is special to hear. Kia pai to rā. Ngā mihi Manea Team


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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    Teen Aged 13-16 years

      Child Aged 5-12 years

        Infant Aged 0-4 years

          Family 2 Adults + 2 Children aged 5-12

            *This option must be made together with another price type.

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