Guide: Pere Tainui
Ōnawe, the distinctive, whale-shaped Peninsula that bisects the upper reaches of Akaroa Harbour, is a historical site of immense significance. Pere Tainui of the Ōnuku rūnanga will guide you along a beautiful walking track as he tells the story of the fortified pā that once stood here, the terrible events that led to its destruction, and the efforts being made to care for the site and remember the tūpuna (ancestors) who perished there. Participants are asked to walk with the greatest of respect and to refrain from eating and drinking (other than water) on the site.
Duration: 2 hours
Walk Difficulty: WALK - Partly formed track, some up and down
Wear sturdy walking shoes or boots. Bring water bottle, sun hat, sunscreen and a waterproof jacket