The Ancient Village Traverse Tour

The Ancient Village Traverse Tour

Only 10 minutes from the Napier City Centre. Journey with us through the Ōtātara Pā Historic Reserve. Once the largest, oldest, and most outstanding fortified village in the country. The significant archaeological features that still remain transport us back to the life of the ancient world. Share in our traditional Māori customs while astonishing in the 360˚ panoramic views of the spectacular Hawke’s Bay.

Relish in fresh Māori seafood and traditional culinary delights, served under our treasured Kānuka trees. Experience being a hunter gatherer as you capture the much loved food source of eel by the riverside. Enjoy in our legendary stories of; Pania our ancestor, the battle on Ōtātara and Hikurangi Pā (village), our first Māori settlement, and archaeological features and artefacts. Contribute to improving our environment by planting a native tree that we have raised with love, to make your mark in our land, and offset the carbon load of travel. You will watch it grow overtime with a special co-ordinate.

A basic fitness level is recommended, this tour involves periods of hill walking on a formed track

Tour Info

Tour Type: Cultural & Theme Tours
From: Napier to Napier
Price: From (NZD) $650 per person
Duration: 1/2 Day
Tour Code: nptavt

Inclusions

Maori Site: Ōtātara Pa Historic Reserve, Springfield Road, Taradale
Engaging in a traditional Māori welcome.
Intimate and educational insight into the evolution of Māori culture and history.
Environmental connection with our land through native tree planting and food gathering of ancestral food.
Historical stories of the Hawke’s Bay and Napier landscape.
Open air picnic of culinary degustation offerings.
Our exclusive tours include transportation within Napier in our Eco Hybrid Electric 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Tour Departures

  • Frequency: Daily. All year round
  • Departure & Return Details: Pickup & drop off from Napier & Hawke’s Bay accommodation
  • Departure Time: 9:30am
  • Duration: 4.5  hours (approximate)
  • Return Time: 2.00pm
  • Closed: Christmas Day

Important Information

  • This tour must be booked at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
  • Confirmation for this product will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Our tours are suited for up to 6 people. With a minimum of 2 adults for tours to depart.
  • All Children must be accompanied by at least two adults.
  • Tour is operated in English unless otherwise stated.
  • Complete operator information, including opening times and local contact telephone numbers are included on your e-voucher.

General Information

  • Child discounts applies to children ages from 6-18 years inclusive.
  • Children aged from 0-5 years are free of charge.
  • Experienced driver-guides providing full commentary.
  • Complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off service from Napier & Hawke’s Bay hotels. Pick-up and drop-off details must be advised at the time of booking.

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The Ancient Village Traverse Tour
Sightseeing Tours
Tour Code: nptavt
From (NZD) $650 per person
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Only 10 minutes from the Napier City Centre. Journey with us through the Ōtātara Pā Historic Reserve. Once the largest, oldest, and most outstandin... Read More

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