Discover the Wonder of Maori Rock Art



Te Ana Māori Rock Art Tour – experience the world of Māori Rock Art


Tour begins at Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre in Timaru. The Centre holds the most significant collection of Maori rock drawings in the world and serves as the entranceway to the world of Ngai Tahu, the Maori tribe of Te Waipounamu (the South Island). Here our Ngai Tahu guides will share stories of their ancestors and show you the way they lived, practices still followed today. Continue your journey to the iconic rock art sites at Opihi, where you will discover Maori rock art where it was drawn and gather a deeper understanding of the people, how they lived and why their legacy is such a cherished part of Ngai Tahu identity today. This tour is flexible and can be structured to meet the needs of visitors (see Options below).


Rock Art Centre is open 10am – 3pm daily (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Rock art site tours run daily November to April for pre-booked groups (2pm at Rock Art Centre, 3:30pm at Opihi Site) and at other times of the year by arrangement. Bookings essential.


Option 1: Guided tour of Maori Rock Art Centre

Option 2: Guided tour of Maori Rock Art Centre plus guided tour of the sacred rock art site at Opihi.

Option 3: Guided tour of scared site at Opihi (visitors meet on site).




   Valid to 31 Oct 2018



(Adult – Child)

Maori Rock Art Tour – Centre Tour only

1 hour

$22 – $11

Includes full guided commentary

ex Timaru

Retail Prices

Maori Rock Art Tour – Centre & Site Tour 3 hours (incl. of 1 hour at Rock Art Centre)

$130 – $52

Includes full guided commentary
ex Opihi
Maori Rock Art Tour –Site Tour only (visitors meet at site) Up to 2 hours

$105 – $42

Includes full guided commentary

All prices NZ$ inclusive of GST.


Te Ana Maori Rock Art
Landing Services Building
2 George St
Timaru, South Canterbury
New Zealand

Phone: 0064 3 684 9141

Key Contact:

Te Ana office – 027 231 6937 / 0064 3 6849141 –

Timaru Information Centre – 0064 3 6884452 –


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