5 reasons to see Māori rock art
Make a connection with people of the past that walked this land, through their artistic depictions on prehistoric stone.
Our top five reasons
We’re home to the most significant collection of Māori rock drawings in the world – that means it's unique, a one-off, there’s nothing else like it anywhere on the planet.
Travel back in time – Māori rock dates back to the pre-19th century.
See it with local iwi
Take a guided tour with the Te Ana Centre and have it explained to you by ancestors of the people who actually made the extraordinary images, local iwi Ngāi Tahu.
Immerse yourself in it
Spend as little time (one hour) or as much time (up to three or four hours) immersing yourself in the rock art itself, as well as the stories of the people who made it.
Learn something new
Become an expert on the ancient wildlife depicted in the rock art - animals like Pouākai, the world’s largest eagle that roamed the skies more than 500 years ago.