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Poihākena tours; stories of Māori in Sydney

Explore The Rocks with a Māori guide on an award-winning 2-hour walking tour and discover the fascinating history of Māori in Sydney since 1793.

Experience the Rocks from a Māori perspective, on a walking tour with Kotahi Tourism Director Hohepa Ruhe.
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 over 226 years – visiting Māori chiefs; kidnappings; trade and more!
This 2-hour walking tour departs from Campbells Cove, The Rocks.

“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.


For enquiries please contact info@kotahitourism.com or 0419 836 341.

Event date

Event Details

27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks, New South Wales

Tours depart from Campbells Cove, The Rocks (outside 27 Circular Quay West by the big tree near Campbells Cove jetty).


11am - 1pm

Entry fees:
Adults $40, Children $25.00, Family $110.00, Members $35.00
Prebooking required
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Parking is available in The Rocks. The tour meeting point is less than 10 mins walk from Circular Quay Station.