Manea Footprints of Kupe


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Manea – Footprints of Kupe is a 75-minute multisensory journey of guided storytelling – through art, taonga (cultural treasures), film, performance, digital interaction, and the splendour of Hokianga’s natural surroundings.

We're working to keep things running as normal, but we want all guests vaccinated (two doses) before they come. To help with this goal please use a RAT in the last three days - in the case of a positive test canceling your trip, we offer to postpone your flight to a further date. Guests may be required to show ID.

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Manea: Footprints of Kupe

The visitor experience will be 90 minutes in duration and weaves an interactive guided tour through the Centres grounds led by Kupe’s descendants with authentic cultural engagement including protocols, storytelling, waiata (song), karakia (prayers) and culminates in a powhiri (welcome ceremony) and a 20 minute 4D movie and live theatre performance bringing to life his epic journey and the dramatic return voyages of his progenies. Connect deeper with local stories at your leisure courtesy of the technology stations that will be located in the Gallery area and pass the time by enjoying the tranquillity of the outdoor concourse space.

Whakapapa / Connect
Meet your guide and begin your journey in the footsteps of Kupe. Engage in stories about our ancestors and the ancient realms of Kupe, told through carvings and the surrounding land. Deepen your understanding of Māori customs and our dynamic connections to the natural and spiritual world.

Ruku / Immerse
On your arrival at the Manea whare taonga (house of treasures), our people welcome you with the timeless cultural ceremony of pōwhiri. You now enter the Manea theatre, where a 20-minute 4D-digital extravaganza and live performance immerses you in a full sensory recreation of the rich and vibrant world of the intrepid adventures of Kupe. You appreciate in a new way the extraordinary feats of our ancestors’ ocean voyaging.

Toro / Interact
From the theatre, your guide will lead you outside to absorb the full significance of the Hokianga harbour and our story. This was not only where Kupe made his home, but also his final departure point from this land. You can now continue your journey of discovery at your leisure in the Footprints of Kupe Interactive Gallery, where digital stations reveal more details of our ancestor’s story.

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  • Departures 10am, 12pm, 2pm

41 Twin Coast Discovery Highway Opononi, Hokianga 0473

NZ - North Island





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