Discover the Wonder of Maori Rock Art


Te Ana Maori Rock Art Tour – experience the world of Maori 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 the South Island. Here your Ngai Tahu guide will share stories of their ancestors and show you the way they lived, practices still followed today. Continue your journey to the sacred rock art sites at Opihi. Here 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). 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 2016



(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
Nes Zealand

Phone: 0064 3 684 9141
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Key Contact:

Amanda Symon


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Visitors Say

  • "Brilliant – stayed 2 hours, could have stayed 3!"

  • "Fabulous. Makes you really think about our local history."

  • "A fantastic peak into our country’s proud and rich history! Kapai!"

  • "A great tribute to the Maori art and culture of South Canterbury"

  • "Fantastic! A real asset to Timaru"

  • "Great New Zealand history to be proud of "

  • "What an amazing place – a treasure for South Canterbury"

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