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Maori Culture

Learn about our Maori heritage and explore our pre-European roots. Local iwi (tribes) arrived by sea-faring waka over 700 years ago, landing in Maketu, Mount Maunganui and Whakatane. Their descendants still live here today.

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Moanarua Beach Cottage

Ohope

Miria and Taroi of Moanarua Beach Cottage offer you a romantic hideaway nestled between the ocean and the harbour in sunny Ohope Beach. A unique Maori cultural homestay experience.

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NATIVConnectioNZ

Whakatane

Don't be fooled by imitations - this is your chance to learn how to prepare, lay and eat an authentic earth cooked Maori hangi.

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Arataki Cultural Walking Trails

Tauranga

Listen to mountains, rivers, and landmarks speak. Seamlessly receive info about sites of cultural significance at the Mauao base track, using our custom app and proximity tech.

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Know Mataatua Cultural Immersion Experience

Tauranga

AN UNFORGETTABLE ENCOUNTER WITH A STORY, A HOUSE AND A PEOPLE. WHERE CAPTIVATING INDIGENOUS STORY TELLERS AND WORLD CLASS DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY COMBINE TO LEAVE A WARM AND LASTING IMPRESSION OF THIS…

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Rotorua Geysers and Hobbiton Movie Set Tour

Rotorua

After traveling thousands of kilometres to visit New Zealand you cannot miss this opportunity to see this amazing combination tour of two world-famous attractions that are only available in New Zealand. You may not come back this way again! What you will see on your tour … erupting geysers – boiling mud – hot springs – a steaming volcanic landscape – Maori Village and a two-hour tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set all in one day.

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From Tauranga ... Whaka Living Maori Village … Rotorua 6 hrs

Rotorua

The perfect cruise ship shore excursion. Experience this steaming volcanic landscape where the Tuhourangi / Ngati Wahiao tribe have lived for over 200 years. Image a living Maori village where the villagers have their homes set amongst erupting geysers, boiling mud. They use the natural geothermal resources to cook, bathe and heat their homes.

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Wai-O-Tapu and Whaka Living Maori Village 6.5 hrs

Rotorua

Visit the surreal steaming geothermal wonderland - Wai-o-Tapu and experience an authentic living Maori village - the Whaka Living Maori Village on this 6.5 hour tour to Rotorua.

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Te Puia Geothermal Wonderland

Rotorua

Explore Rotorua the heartland of New Zealand’s geothermal activity and traditional Maori culture.

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