Guides
August 20, 2017

Arataki Cultural Trails Official Launch

We’re officially launching our business on Friday 1st September in Mount Maunganui. If you’d like to join us, please register with our Facebook event by clicking here.   Join us at…

Guides
August 14, 2017

Arataki attends the NZMT Networking Event 2017

Our CEO – Lee Timutimu – has been fortunate to receive an invitation to attend the NZ Maori Tourism networking event in Te Anau, thanks to Simon Phillips who is…

Guides
July 15, 2017

Hopukiore

You have arrived at Hopukiore. Hopukiore is the hill that has palisade steps leading down to the grass area opposite the beach. Hopukiore was a place of solitude and a...
Guides
July 11, 2017

Moturiki & Motuotau

You have arrived at Moturiki. Moturiki is the island that is connected to the mainland by a short sand spit.  You are able to walk and ascend Moturiki.  This island...
Guides
July 11, 2017

Mauao Walking Track

You have arrived at the base of the Mauao walking track. As you look up to Mauao you will see the stone steps that start the ascent to Te Tihi...
Guides
July 11, 2017

Hokitawatawa

You have arrived at the area known as Hokitawatawa. As you look below you will see the entrance of the Tauranga Harbour. Hokitawatawa is the area that reaches up the...
Guides
July 11, 2017

Mauao

You have arrived at Mauao.  Mauao is the name of our great mountain. Mauao translated in English means ‘Caught by the Dawn’ or ‘Caught by the Light’ Mauao is significant...
Guides
July 11, 2017

Tirakawa

You have reached Tirikawa rock. Tirikawa is the rock out to sea with the small red navigational light house. Tirikawa is a significant place for all Tauranga Moana people.  ...
Guides
July 11, 2017

Te Kuia

You have reached Te Kuia rock. You can identify the Kuia rock as it resembles a sitting old woman, and a smaller rock represents a small dog sitting beside her....
Guides
July 10, 2017

Waikorire

You have arrived at the small bay Māori know as Waikorire. This bay has long been a safe haven for voyaging canoes, ships and travellers. In modern times, it is...
Guides
June 29, 2017

Are you a local?

Kia ora koutou! As with any new system, its taking a litlle longer than we anticipated to get our test app up and running.  We hope to have this available for…

Guides
January 11, 2017

Nau mai, haere mai.

Welcome to Arataki Cultural Walking Trails.  We are located in the beautiful city of Tauranga, which is in the Western Bay of Plenty region in the North Island of New Zealand.  ...