Maori Tourism in New Zealand adds a rich dimension to your New Zealand experience. Traditional art practices, performances and ancient Maori legends are just some elements of the fascinating Maori culture to explore. more
Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific, New Zealand's people, and the flora, fauna and landforms of our unique islands, are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
1874 family home - Greymouth-Hokitika. Eco-friendly. Glaciers and Punakaiki Rocks, two hours, Christchurch, 3.5 hours. Take day trips, return for wine/beer, Maori storytelling. Fabulous beds, homemade muesli, fruit, organic yoghurt, home-baked bread. Vintage cars, hot tub and extensive gardens. Pauline, an organic gardener, grows/cooks her own produce. Hemi is a Maori environmentalist, that's Awatuna Homestead.
Tēnā Koutou Katoa, Nau mai Hāere mai. Come and experience our Backyard with all its own natural beauty including our Maori cultural acknowledgements. Make sure to bring your camera and be prepared to take lots of photos along the way. Relax and refuel your body at a café, or bring your own and have a picnic.
Experience New Zealand’s most visited Archaeological Site where stories of the 1886 Tarawera Eruption come to life! Encounter the world-class Museum of Te Wairoa which exhibits excavated objects from the ruins; explore the site which once housed the people of Te Wairoa; hear unique stories from the tour guides and take the Waterfall Trail which showcases the stunning Wairere Falls.
Rotorua's most experienced raft and sledge guide crew assist you to descend the outstanding waterways surrounding Rotorua, in style with their world-class rafting and sledging abilities and fun-loving personalities, coupled with the best gear, making it an experience you will never forget. Steep, bush clay canyons and over 13 awesome drops, including the highest commercially rafted waterfall in the world.
Kapiti Island—one of New Zealand's premier rodent free conservation treasures. A unique opportunity to observe an abundance of native birds, many of which are extremely scarce on the mainland. You have the option of easy and relaxed bush walks or a three-hour round trip to the trig station (521 metres above sea level) and expansive views.
Come and discover Tane Mahuta the Maori god of the forest. Discover a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Tours include a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 3596226 for availability.
A real insight into Maori people and our way of life. Join our family for a tour combining ancestral stories, laughter and learning with weaving and a bushwalk to discover how we use plants. You’ll be involved from the start and you can ask questions anytime. Awarded Best Cultural Experience in NZ 4 times. Let us show you why.
A sacred place – a spiritual place. An evening with Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture. Enjoy a traditional hangi meal. See warriors in traditional dress paddling a waka (ancient war canoe). Home of the sacred Rainbow Spring and glow worms. Five minutes from the CBD. Nau Mai Haere Mai.
Share in the Powhiri; our ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter our living village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activity of days gone by. Witness the lifting of the Hangi. Enter our ancestral meeting house, relax as our family entertain you with a powerful cultural performance. Dine on traditional hangi buffet feast, followed by a farewell ceremony.
Like the pictures of a book, arts and crafts are the pages of the Maori culture. It's how stories were told and passed down through generations, how traditions and genealogy were preserved. I give this knowledge freely. I give it to you for nothing. Do the same when your time comes to teach.
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds is New Zealand’s most important historic site where in 1840 New Zealand’s founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty Grounds features the Treaty House, the carved Meeting House, & the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Panoramic views over the Bay of Islands. Daily guided tours and cultural performances. Hangi & Concert available, November-April.
Welcome to our home in Rotorua. For over 300 years our people have lived here utilising the geothermal wonders to create a unique cultural way of life. Meet our guides, see sites of significance, interact with our craft people (eg, weaving, tattoo); enjoy our daytime cultural shows, hangi meals, explore our walking tracks. Visit our living Maori village in Rotorua.
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