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Experience the Rocks from a Māori perspective, guided by local Māori passionate about 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. Walk down Māori Lane. Hear waiata (Māori song) and stories spanning over 226 years - visiting Māori chiefs; kidnappings; trade, Wahine Toa – stories of Māori women, Māori entertainers, sporting greats 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


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


  • Tour duration: 2 hours
  • Departs from: Campbells Cove, The Rocks (next to  Campbells Cove Jetty). 
  • Hāngi: Optional Hāngi lunch (minimum 20).
  • Tour cost:  Groups 16+: $40 per head  Private tours (1- 15) : $600 per tour
  • Tours are available in English and Te Reo Māori 

He Reo Māori Touri Poihākena

I timata mai ngā morehu, ngā tupuana o te
Māori i ngā takiwa o The Rocks. I reira hoki rātou e noho ana, mahi ana,
hokohoko ana, tae noa kia mate, noa: 1793.

I whakaritea tēnei tū mahi i ngā wa, 2014. I kitea hoki ētahi tāonga pounamu, roto e nga
kerikeritanga a ngā kai mahiwhakatūranga whare, wauaroa , rerewa rānei ka kitea
te toanga mōtai (earring) 1994, me te uhi (chisel) 2012. Ēnei taonga e takoto
ana I te Rocks Discovery Museum, I te taha atu o Māori Lane. Etahi atu runaruna
e pa ana ki tēnei haerenga, ko ngā mihi whakamārama, ētahi waiata me ngā pakiwaitara
o te Māori, nuku atu i nga tau 225.

E manako hangana a Hohepa Ruhe – Kaiwhakahaere o Kotahi Tourism:  “Ki nga purukau o Ngā Tupuna me ngā whānau, I tuku iho au i ēnei tikanga katoa. Kia pa atu ai tatou i tō ratou Ao. E pēnei
anoano-tatou ia ratou, ko te whenua na te iwi Moemoeā.

I tohungia a Poihākena Tours hei Toa mo te National Trust Heritage Award for Tours me Multi-media 2015, Tour Operator of The Year (Sydney), Luxury Travel Guide Awards 2018, me Interpretation Australia Award for Excellence 2018.

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  • alarm Duration: 120
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1 Max 25

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from $50.00pp

question_answer Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the minimum age for Tours at Dawes Point?

    The minimum age for Tours at Dawes Point is suitable for all ages.

  • How long does an Tours session at Dawes Point last?

    The average Tours session at our Dawes Point centre is 2 to 3 hour.

  • Is Tours Dawes Point open for bookings during the week?

    Absolutely, however Tours is busiest at the weekend - and our Dawes Point centre is no exception. This means you might need a larger group monday through friday.

  • Is Tours Dawes Point open for bookings at weekends?

    Tours at Dawes Point is busiest at the weekends so we'd definitely recommend booking in advance! Obviously, we'll always try to accommodate last minute Tours bookings but once the spots are booked up they are booked up!

  • How popular is the Tours Dawes Point center?

    Geronigo® aims for all of our Tours locations to be amongst the the best and most popular, our Tours Dawes Point center is no exception. Book with confidence!

  • Can I buy a gift voucher for Tours Dawes Point?

    Yes you can buy Tours Dawes Point gift vouchers either online or over the phone. Geronigo® gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, can be gift wrapped or for a last minute gift idea can be instant email delivered. Remember that any gift experience voucher from Geronigo® including our Tours Dawes Point vouchers can be used for booking at any of our thousands of Geronigo® adventure locations (for no extra charge!).

  • What is the postcode for Tours Dawes Point?

    The postcode for Tours Dawes Point is The Rocks NSW 2000. Please note that sometimes our Tours centers are difficult to find from a postcode and satnav. We will supply detailed directions to Tours Dawes Point on your booking receipt.

  • Where is Tours Dawes Point?

    The Tours Dawes Point center is located at the following address: Bay 10 & 11, Campbell’s Stores 7, 27 Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia. Please note that sometimes our Tours centers are difficult to find, please follow the directions on your booking receipt!

  • How much is Tours at Dawes Point?

    The average package price of Tours at Dawes Point $50.00. The lowest price is $50.00 with the most expensive option being $50.00.

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