Poihākena Tours: Stories of Māori in Sydney

Kotahi Tourism

2018 Winner – Projects Under $15,000

Poihākena tours: stories of Māori in Sydney is a 2-hour walking tour based in The Rocks, Sydney where Māori have lived, loved, visited, traded, worked and died since 1793. (Poihākena is the Māori word for Sydney – a transliteration of Port Jackson).

Poihākena tours bring to life the wonderfully rich stories of Māori in Sydney through tangible connections to place, hands-on experiences and engaging story telling – underpinned by Matauranga (knowledge of Māori Culture and history) and Manaakitanga (hospitality).


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Project Team:

Hohepa Ruhe – Kotahi Tourism – research, write script, run tours, design logos
Melinda Loe – Kotahi Tourism – organise launch event & marketing collateral, source and prepare props and resources, assist with research, take photos.
Both – prepare tour outline, operations manual and risk management plan; Stakeholder liaison