Visit the remains of Whaitiripapa Pa - a historic Maori pa (defensive earthworks) high in the hills of the Knapdale Forest. Whaitiripapa Pa was constructed between 1500 and 1600 AD and guarded the Eastern Approaches to the nearby Tirotirowhetu Pa, which could hold up to 2000 people in its time.
Members of the Waka Toa performing arts cultural group will welcome you on to the site and explain its history and significance.
Waka Toa performances take 2.5 hours including a guided tour through native New Zealand forest. Tours are available by arrangement on Friday and Saturdays at 6pm. A certain level of fitness is required but easier routes can be arranged if necessary.
For larger visitor groups a personalised Maori performance can be organised on the eastern approach to Whaitiripapa Pa with the Gisborne flats and the Pacific Ocean as a stunning background.
Contact Paku Kingi on 0274 319 249 for booking information.