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Kaimoana Seafood Safari & Sand Duning

Learn water safety and how to jetski (can have 2 people on 1 jetski), then explore the Hokianga Harbour with local Lenny Naera, visit historic places, beaches and try sand duning down the local sand dunes.

Take a jetski trip to Pouahi, where Kupe first landed in Aotearoa, gather some mussels, then over to Puhau to gather some pipis (shellfish) climb the sand dunes, then home to prepare and cook your seafood. Duration 1.5 hours. Accommodation is available with Lenny’s family.

Social Protocols

  1. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.
  2. Be considerate of others - You’ll be part of a group, so it’s important to be kind and courteous.
  3. Stay safe in the outdoors - Your guides know the environment better than anyone and are there to keep you safe; listen to ALL their instructions, ALL the time.
  4. Be sun smart - Make sure you bring sunblock to protect yourself from the Kiwi sun (even on cloudy days!)

Cultural Protocols

  1. Be a respectful visitor - You will be a guest during this experience, so please be respectful. Two important Māori customs are to take your shoes off indoors and avoid sitting on tables or pillows.
  2. Hello and goodbye in Māori - If you want to start practising some basic Māori phrases, you could try using ‘Kia ora’ (hello) and ‘Ka kite’ (goodbye).
  3. Outdoor eating - You can expect to be eating in the outdoors, which means finding a spot on the ground to sit and enjoy your meal - make the most of this ‘el fresco’ experience!
  4. Sharing kai (food) - You will be sharing food as part of this experience, so please wait until you are invited to eat. There may also be a prayer (karakia) to bless the food before it is eaten.
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