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Te Ara Tourism

Who Are Te Ara Tourism?

Paula and Rob Beilby are who comprise the team of Te Ara Tourism. Both hail from Tauranga Moana as proud born and bred locals. A rarity indeed in the burgeoning and popular city of Tauranga. 

‘Te Ara’ in Māori literally means The Way or Path a nod to their wish to build a legacy for their children based on their shared values of whanaungatanga (kinship), manaakitanga (hospitality), taurikura (prosperity) and hauora (wellbeing).

The Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycle Way – The PirirĀkau Connection

Te Pirirākau is one of many hapū (sub-tribes) of the Ngāti Ranginui Iwi (tribe) of Tauranga Moana. Their people are generally recognised as descendants of the Takitimu waka. The customary Pirirākau boundaries extend from the Wairoa River on the east, to the Waipapa River, just to the west of Omokoroa, and from the Tauranga Harbour to the top of the Kaimai Range. The area traditionally includes Te Puna, Minden, Plummers Point, Omokoroa and Whakamarama.

The cycle route which traverses the rohe (area) of Pirirākau, is made up of both new and existing off-road shared paths and local road connections that conveniently, provides a link between the growing township of Omokoroa and Tauranga’s existing urban cycleway network and is an alternative transport choice to the busy State Highway 2 corridor that connects the area to Tauranga CBD and beyond.

It will also become a key part of a tourist cycle trail from Waihi to Maketu in the Western Bay of Plenty which Te Ara Tourism have been fortunate to base their venture on.

Manaakitanga.
Oho Wairua.
Kaitiakitanga.

Hospitality.
Awaken the Spirit.
Guardianship.

What Te Ara Tourism Can Offer You

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Experienced guides

Our guides don't come out of Weetbix boxes ya know! Friendly. Experienced. Knowledgable. No tour is ever exactly the same.

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Flexible Cancellation

Please see our Terms & Conditions regarding cancellations.

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Guide Tips

Soak up the view. Immerse yourself in Te Ao Taiao (the natural world). Most importantly - Have fun!

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Suitable for Small-Medium sized groups

Intimate tours tailored to the group size so you don't feel like a cow in a cattle truck.

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photography & Drone tours

Have an eye for a scenic pic around Te Awanui (the harbour and trail) and want to capture it? Contact us today.

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Bespoke Experiences

None of our days and times suit? Don't like big crowds or want something different? Contact us today for a kōrero (chat) or flick us an email or message.

Ngā Mihi To Our Partners & Supporters

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