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Tipuna Tours is a iwi (tribe) owned eco-tourism operator offering cultural and historic guided tours. Journey with us and let our local guides share with you the defining moments of this welcoming place.

Since the first encounters between European and Māori at Tolaga Bay, the welcoming spirit and manaakitanga (hospitality) of this region continues to grow. It is through the hosting of manuhiri (guests) and the sharing and exchanging of our stories that help keep our rich cultural heritage alive. Our Māori guided tours are cultural, historical and bespoke. By foot or by 4 x 4, our tours can be tailor-made to your travel needs and interests. From the Māori Culture to the Local History Tour and the Customised Tour, there is an offering for everyone to be able to explore Gisborne's rich culture and history.

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Business Hours:
9am - 5pm

Months of Operation:
All months of the year


Proximity to town:
53 minutes drive from Gisborne.

Proximity to airport:
53 minutes drive from Gisborne.



Activity Duration:
3.5 -5 hours, or hours can be customised if customised tour is chosen.

Some tours require a moderate level of fitness. Contact Tipuna Tours for more information on conditions and offers.

Cancellation Policy:
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