According to Māori legend, Lake Taupō is the beating heart of the North Island. The chance to experience Taupō in the company of a Māori tribesperson is a rare and unforgettable privilege.

Spend a half day or full day with Tom Loughlin, a descendant from Ngati Tuwharetoa, a local Māori tribe steeped in tradition and history. From arts, flora, fauna and food, the bespoke Ata Mai tour explores sacred practices passed down through generations and visits culturally significant tribal locations.

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The chance to meet a respected Māori elder is an unforgettable experience. Gain insight into the pre-European settlement of Aotearoa and the importance of Taupō as the North Island’s sacred heart. Both half day and full day tours include private transfers to and from Huka Lodge.