Maori Cultural Experience with Hikurangi Guided Tours

Maori Cultural ExperienceParticipate in a sacred Maori cultural experience with a tour of Hikurangi; a non-volcanic sacred mountain nestled within the Ngati Porou community. Mt. Hikurangi represents the tribal homeland and the symbol of their heritage, wherever the people of the Ngati Porou tribe live in New Zealand or around the world. Many who live outside the community make a pilgrimage back to visit the place of their cultural roots, and it’s considered one of the most sacred and meaningful experiences of their lives. As manuhiri (guests), you’re also invited to glimpse into this deeply sacred tradition.

More About Mt. Hikurangi

Mt. Hikurangi stands at 1754 metres high, making it the highest non-volcanic mountain located on the North Island. From Gisborne, it’s about 130 km north. The journey up the mountain shouldn’t be seen as a conquest to get to the top, but rather, a representation of the return of the people to their cultural roots. Many who travel to Hikurangi to visit their cultural roots will also take a photograph of themselves in front of the revered manuga (mountain.)

Maori Cultural Experience with Hikurangi Guided Tours

The Ngati Porou tribe of more than 70,000 members, welcomes visitors from all over the world. Guided tours are available for either 4-wheel drive or tramping on foot. Advanced booking for these tours is required by contacting Te Runanganui o Nagati Porou, located at 1 Barrys Ave., Ruatoria, 4032, ph. +64 6 864-9004 or you can email at pbrooking@tronp.org.nz . More information can also be found here: http://www.ngatiporou.com/nati-life/nati-experience/experience-hikurangi

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