Award-winning Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney are based in The Rocks where Māori have lived, loved, traded, visited, worked and died for over 225 years.
On this 2 hour walking tour you’ll be guided by local Māori, passionate about their heritage and history; and who know how to tell a story!
- visit sites in The Rocks where Māori have lived since 1793
- see Māori taonga (treasured objects) found on a local archeological site and now exhibited at The Rocks Discovery Museum
- walk down Māori Lane
- experience waiata – Māori song
- hear stories spanning 225 years… visiting Māori chiefs, kidnappings, trade, Wahine Toa – stories of Māori women, Māori entertainers and more.
“Poihākena Tours give a voice to the stories of our Māori ancestors and whanau/family who came here before us. One in five Māori now live in Australia and these stories are a reminder of our strong connection to Australia and our history and heritage here.” Hohepa Ruhe, Kotahi Tourism Director.
Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney won the 2015 National Trust Heritage Award for Heritage Tours & Multimedia in Individuals and Community.
Poihākena tours take place on Gadigal Country. Always was, always will be.
Poihakena tours: stories of Maori in Sydney departs from Campbells Cove, The Rocks. Please wear sensible walking shoes and bring an umbrella and wet weather gear if wet, and a sunhat, sunscreen and water if hot.
Poihakena tours: stories of Maori in Sydney can also be booked for school and private groups.
Saturday 28 April 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 19 May 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 23 June 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 28 July 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 25 August 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 8 September 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 27 October 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 24 November 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 from 11am to 1pm
Saturday 19 January 2019 from 11am to 1pm