Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Tours is a striking contemporary building representing Maori occupation of the site. The building is conceived as a feather clock laid across the landscape. The site was the home of Te Aro Pa, a large Māori community until the 1880s. Visitors to the Wharewaka (waka house) can view three ceremonial waka. You can book a waka or walking tour as an opportunity to discover Wellington’s hidden Maori heritage.
Open between 10.00am to 4.00pm daily
Guided tours are available, pre-booking is essential. Waka tours provide a Maori experience on the water, and the walking tours explore Wellington Maori occupation.
Karaka Cafe specialises in traditional Māori cuisine, including hangi.