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Karitāne Māori Tours

Deepen your connection to the natural environment as you paddle the Waikouaiti river in our waka taurua (double-hulled waka) to plant native trees on Ohinepowera Spit or walk the historic site of Pā Te Wera on Huriawa Peninsula while being taken on a journey through the captivating stories and traditions of the past. 

Karitāne, a picturesque seaside settlement, is nestled at the mouth of the Waikouaiti River on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island. It is conveniently located just a 30-minute drive from Dunedin, Otago's largest city. You can choose to embark on separate Waka and pā tours or combine them for a comprehensive natural and cultural experience.

Enriched with Māori and European history, stunning beaches, and abundant wildlife, Karitāne provides an ideal setting for an unforgettable coastal adventure.
For more information please visit the Karitāne Māori Tours website or contact our Distinction Dunedin Hotel team who can assist with information and bookings
An indigenous cultural journey focused around the river with manuhiri (guests) being taught the customs and traditions of our ancestors. Paddling the Waikouaiti River in a modern waka-ama and planting a native flax to help restore our environment.
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