Story: Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration

Aotea Harbour

Aotea Harbour

This view shows Taranaki Point and the entrance to Aotea Harbour. The Aotea waka (canoe) landed in a bay inside the harbour, and its captain, Turi, began exploring inland.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Ngā waewae tapu – Māori exploration - Western North Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007