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  • "Staff were awesome, friendly and funny! Loved the concept of a waka journey which celebrates our indigenous culture. All the best."

    Hinepau Peka
    Hinepau PekaAdventure Tourism Student
  • "Our staff are still on a high and the unity is stronger than ever. Kahukura was integral to making this trip a success."

    Brad Totorewa
    Brad TotorewaTe Wananga o Aotearoa Regional Manager (Tainui)
  • "Guide was really good, explained everything and put the kids at ease, made it really enjoyable and fun."

    Tino N Lehi
    Tino N Lehi
  • I cannot thank you enough for the amazing experience we had this week with our children on the waka. It was the absolute highlight of our trip to Rotorua and something we will never forget! I cannot recommend this highly enough to anyone looking for a group activity - families, schools or corporate, it's awesome."
    Maree Work
  • "Spur of the moment activity for our whanau. Been to Rotorua hundreds of times; this is the most fun we've had! Very friendly team. Thank you for a memorable experience. Kia kaha!"

    Joy Pintucan-Garcia
    Joy Pintucan-Garcia
  • "Had a great time. My children loved it. They are still talking about it and keep watching the video over and over again. Ka pai Warner and the Aotearoa Waka Experience team. Can't wait to do it again!"
    Wendy Collier
  • "A really interesting team-building experience on a Maori waka, surrounded by a wonderful natural environment. A must do in Rotorua."

    Dario Spallotta
    Dario Spallotta
  • "Great birthday for my 6 year old and his friends. Experience not to be forgotten loved it. Thank you for making such a memorable day xx"

    Heather Prassinos
    Heather Prassinos


  • Do you need an activity that creates more resourcefulness?
  • Build your activity focused on your outcomes.
  • Aligning maori values with business concepts to empower positive relationships.
  • Opening your world view to new possibilities and choices to using co-operative models.


  • A fun learning experience facilitated on a Māori waka with a cultural context.
  • An opportunity to explore successful models of communication, conflict resolution and relationship building.
  • To learn how to set goals with specific outcomes and achieve them fully and completely now.
  • Facilitated to all levels catering from primary to tertiary.


Time is of the essence, whether you are here for a day or a week. The requests are still the same, visitors to Rotorua want:

  • Authentic cultural experiences
  • Action & Adventure
  • Beautiful scenery and eco-friendly activities
  • No exclusions (full family participation)

We can tick your bucket list off while you are here in Rotorua.


To find out more click to download our brochure.

Experience the magic of waka, wairua, waiata

Aotearoa Waka Experience offers visitors to Rotorua a unique cultural and paddling experience across the many awa and moana of our rohe.

Exciting Packages

  • Corporate Challenges
  • Educational Challenges
  • 2-4 Hour Journeys
  • Marae Stays

Contact Us

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