Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney. Primary and Secondary school groups.

From AUD $15.00
  • Duration: 2 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: Poihākena Tour - schools
Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney are delivered by Māori Educators and include hands-on experiences, waiata (song), and stories spanning 225 years of Māori history in Australia. 
 On this engaging and interactive tour your students will:
  • Visit sites in The Rocks where Māori have lived, loved, visited, traded, worked and died since 1793, including a local archeological site where Māori taonga ('cultural treasures') have been revealed.
  • See greenstone taonga now exhibited at The Rocks Discovery Museum
  • Walk down Māori Lane.
  • Experience waiata (Māori song)
  • Play traditional Māori games 
  • Hear stories spanning over 225 years: Visiting Māori chiefs; kidnappings; trade; Wahine Toa – stories of Māori women and more...
Tour content explores the role Māori played in the early years of the NSW Colony through to the rich Māori culture in Australia today where one in five Māori now live. Students and teachers may be surprised to learn how many well-known Australians have Māori heritage!

This 2 hour education program begins at Campbells Cove and ends at the Big Dig Archeology Center, Cumberland St, The Rocks. Price includes venue hire of the Big Dig Archeology Center. Tours run in all weather conditions. Optional hāngi lunch.

Curriculum links: HSIE, History.

Minimum numbers: Poihākena tours are available for school bookings with numbers of 20 or more. Groups with less than 20 participants: $300.

One teacher or supervising adult per 20 students free of charge.

Risk Assessment and teacher resources will be sent following confirmation of your booking.


  • Winner 2018 Award for Excellence - Interpretation Australia.
  • Winner 2018 Tour Operator of the Year – Sydney (Luxury Tour Guide Award).
  • Winner 2015 National Trust Heritage Award - Heritage Tours & Multimedia

Poihākena tours take place on Gadigal Country. Always was, always will be.