Experience the Rocks from a Māori perspective, guided by local Māori passionate about their heritage and history – and who know how to tell a good story!
- Visit sites in The Rocks where Māori have lived, loved, visited, traded, worked and died since 1793.
- See Māori taonga (‘cultural treasure’) found on a local archaeological dig site and now exhibited at The Rocks Discovery Museum.
- Visit the archaeological dig site where taonga were revealed
- Listen to waiata (Māori song)
- Walk down Māori Lane
- Hear stories spanning 230 years – visiting Māori chiefs; kidnappings; trade, Wahine Toa – stories of Māori women and more…
“Poihākena Tours give a voice to the stories of our (Māori) ancestors and whānau/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 take place on Gadigal Country. Always was, always will be.
Tour duration: 2 hours
Departs from: Outside Susannah Place Museum in The Rocks, opposite the Big Dig Archeology Site and Sydney Harbour YHA.
Hāngi: Optional Hāngi lunch (minimum 20).
Tour cost: Private tours: $400 per tour (for 1- 8 people); Groups 9 +: $50 per head
Covid Safety: Kotahi Tourism is a NSW registered Covid-Safe business.
- Winner 2019 Best Local Experience NSW – Tourism and Hospitality Awards
- 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 = Port Jackson (Sydney)