Manea: Footprints of Kupe was developed from a vision held by local Kaumātua (senior tribal Elders) for preserving their heritage and sharing it with the world.
Rich in Māori history and culture, the Hokianga is a remarkable region. It remains a relatively untouched corner of Aotearoa, from the ancient and giant Kauri of the Waipoua Forest to the majestic harbour. New Zealand’s human history began here – with the arrival of our ancestor Kupe some 1000 years ago.
Manea Footprints of Kupe is your opportunity to learn of his arrival in Aotearoa, New Zealand and share in his story. Meet Tāne Mahuta, Lord of the Forest with Footprints Waipoua.
Enjoy water activities – kayaking, paddle boarding, and jet ski safaris with Awesome Adventures Hokianga. Just a three-hour drive north of Auckland and one-hour from the Bay of Islands, the Hokianga is a place to connect with the remarkable natural environment, to renew relationships as family and as friends, to restore and replenish.
Stay at the Copthorne Hokianga Hotel and Resort, The Heads or at one of our unique Hokianga baches or B&B’s. The Hokianga is a land of contrasts, from lush kauri forest to sun-kissed sand dunes, calm harbour waters to surf breaks on the sandbar, one visit and it will hold a special place in your heart forever.
Join us for intimate and spiritual encounters with giants who have stood silently witnessing the passing of time. Navigate through nature’s stages of evolution by local Maori guides.
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Awesome Adventures Hokianga provides a historical and cultural experience through hosted accommodation and a range of adventures, guided and self-guided around the Hokianga.
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Accommodation options along the breath-taking Hokianga Harbour will make your stay in our region something special. From The Heads Omapere’s luxurious villa’s to camping at the Opononi Beach Holiday Park, there’s something for everyone.