Be in to win a three-hour group paddling trip for four people from Waka Tours in Abel Tasman, valued at $360

Be in to win a three-hour paddling trip for four people from Waka Tours in Abel Tasman, valued at $360.

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Paddle along the coast to Split Apple Rock –Toka Ngawhā, a beautiful, atmospheric place and one of the Abel Tasman coastline’s most iconic spots. It’s a no-experience-necessary, three-hour return trip for four people, and by the end you’ll understand how empowering membership of a waka crew can be.

Waka (Māori canoe) are the living expression of our tūpuna (ancestors) who sailed the Pacific Ocean for thousands of years. As the only form of transport across oceans and waterways, waka were vital to our travel and trade.

By paddling in our double-hulled (waka tuarua) or single-hulled outrigger canoes (waka ama), you share in New Zealand’s treasured heritage. Waka is an inclusive experience where everyone can feel the joy of working as part of a team.

Waka Tours begin and end all trips with a blessing (karakia) for protection. You will learn the etiquette (tikanga) associated with waka before becoming familiar with the boat and embarking on our journey (haerenga ). Join Lee-Anne and Todd Jago for a truly unique cultural experience that’s suitable for all ages.

Read their full story in the January/February issue of NZ Life & Leisure.


Be in to win a three-hour paddling trip from Waka Tours in Abel Tasman, valued at $360


Entries close 24th February 2019.

This prize will be valid for use for one year from the 25th February 2019.

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NZ Life and Leisure This article first appeared in NZ Life & Leisure Magazine.

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