Maungatautari Pūrākau

The Maungatautari Pūrākau self-guided audio tour shares cultural stories about Maungatautari from the perspective of mana whenua – Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura. Listen to five wonderful stories using the Arataki Cultural Trails app:

  • Maunga stories
  • Waka building tikanga
  • Te paki o Matariki
  • Bird communication
  • The Māori story of creation

The stories are experienced at points along the Rātā track walk in Te Tūī a Tāne southern enclosure.

Before you come

Buy your Sanctuary Explorer Pass online.

Buy Day Pass

To ensure the best possible experience download the stories before coming out on the Maunga!

Print off and bring along the map of the track and story spots.

Ngā mihi | Acknowledgements

The Arataki Cultutal Walking Trails team collaborated with Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura to develop this unique experience. We warmly acknowledge the support of Rahui Papa, Wiki Papa and Whaea Poto Davies. What a privilege to hear the treasured stories of Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura as retold by the great storyteller himself Rahui Papa!


Arataki Cultural Trails app information sheet (pdf)

Map of the Maungatautari Pūrākau self-guided audio trail (pdf)

Get the app

Download and install the app to your smart phone from Refer to the information sheet for instructions on the use of the app and how to install it.

How to use the Arataki Cultural Trails app

  1. Open the Arataki Cultural Trails app on your smart phone.
  2. Register OR continue as a guest.
  3. Pinch and zoom to explore the in-app map.
  4. Find Maungatautari on the map and choose a story.
  5. Stories are represented by teal coloured pins.
  6. Each story is marked with a physical QR code on a fence post or bench seat around the Rātā track.
  7. Tap the pin that matches the name of the story on the QR code that you are close to.
  8. Tap the SCAN icon at the bottom of the screen and scan the QR code.
  9. The use of headphones is recommended to enhance your experience.
  10. Enjoy listening to the stories!