Orākei Marae

Orākei Marae is the cultural hub for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.

Located above Okahu Bay on the shores of the Waitematā Harbour, Orākei Marae is just a 10-minute drive from downtown Auckland and is accessible by public transport. Takaparawhau (Bastion Point), where the marae is based, is steeped in history and boasts spectacular views of the Waitematā Harbour and the greater Auckland area.

Orākei Marae is a living breathing part of the Ngāti Whātua people. The ancestor the house represents has connections to all the major tribes throughout Aotearoa.

Upon entering you will be surrounded by carved representations of the many tribal ancestors throughout the land. Your senses will be greeted with a myriad of experiences and you will be transformed from a visiting guest to one of the home people during the sacred welcoming ceremony. Orākei Marae teaches Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei values to all who attend. The marae atea is our space for conflict resolution. The main house is for peaceful discussion. The gardens and natural bush become a haven for nurturing the earth and our 3 fully equipped kitchens will ensure every visitor has a full stomach and another story to share on their return home.


Ōrākei Marae

59B Kitemoana St


Auckland, 1071

Phone: (09) 521 4291 

Fax: (09) 578 2153 

General Enquiries: 

Booking Enquiries: 


Postal Address: 

PO Box 42203, Ōrākei, Auckland 1071


Governance Entity

Komiti Marae Orākei Trust

- Current trustees Wyllis Maihi, Mere Gillman, Ngahuia Hawke, Beronia Scott and Leeann Corvette



Matt Maihi  - Ōrākei Marae Manager 

Ngahuia Hawke – Financial Administrator 

Katarina – Booking Co-ordinator Administrator 

Monique Pihema –  Orakei Marae Administrator

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