Napier Cultural Hīkoi (Walking) Tours


Kia ora koutou! Hello everyone! Have you always wanted to learn about the early Māori history of Napier’s CBD? Are you an art lover? Enjoy a delightful journey of discovery as Leo Te Kira and Louise Cuthbert guide you on a 1.5 hour tour. Book your place on Koru Enterprises “Napier Cultural Walking Tours” today! Wheelchair friendly and children under 5 free.


  • Enjoy finding out about Napier’s rich and interesting Māori history on a Koru Enterprises one and a half hour walking tour. Meet tour guides Leo Te Kira and Louise Cuthbert outside the iconic “Pania” statue, on Marine Parade. Our friendly guides will share local Māori pūrākau (stories) and legends from a bygone era.

Tour includes visiting the MTG-Hawke’s Bay Museum, taking a deeper look into the stunning taonga (treasures) inside! We then walk around Cathedral Lane, and find out where legendary artist Gottfried Lindauer would paint many rangatira (high ranking Māori leaders). Next door is the “Napier Antique Centre”, which features a stunning kōwhaiwhai pattern throughout the building.

We carry on along Hastings street to the historic ASB bank, and hear the wonderful story of the building’s striking Māori design features.

Afterwards, we cross over Marine Parade towards the Soundshell, finishing the tour by the moana (ocean), and listen to how Māui fished up the North Island, more history and legends of Te Kauwae-a-Māui (Cape Kidnappers). Finally, past Napier i-Site to visit 2019 landscape sculpture award winning Jacob Scott’s “Marineland” taonga (treasure).

Tour concludes with a poroporoaki (farewell).

Tours are mobility scooter, wheelchair, and pushchair friendly. Children under 5 are free.

Fitness level is easy

Please bring a sun hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and wear comfortable footwear.

Days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Time: 10am, 2pm, and 5pm (summer months) Bookings available for groups of 4-12 at other times. Please call/text us anytime on +64276171707

Prices: Adults NZD $49pp

Children (5-15) NZD $22

Under 5’s FREE


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