About Us

Te Mauri o te Moana - The Life Essence of the Ocean

Mauao Adventures specialise in stand up paddle boarding, waka ama experiences, and walking tours of Mauao.

We're all about facilitating and nurturing your journey and connection with the moana by providing a safe, interactive and educational platform using ocean activities.

What we value is simple:

  1. Safety first! Checklist: Safety (tick), Comfort (tick), Necessities (tick).
  2. Kaitiakitanga: Taking care of our environment and everything in it.
  3. Manaakitanga: Taking care of our guests and each other to the best of our abilities.
  4. Whānaungatanga: Ensuring everyone feels part of the family.
  5. Kōtahitanga: Promoting unity and oneness.
  6. Preserving our Maori culture by weaving it through our business practices.
  7. Quality service, quality equipment, quality experience.

What makes us different?

Our whakapapa connections give us a depth of appreciation, kinship and guardianship which we cherish.

Our love of moana (ocean), whenua (land) and tangata (people) is at the core of all we do: showing itself in the cultural and environmental awareness we champion.

Meet the team


Quote/paragragh from Porina



Quote/paragragh from Hemi