Tangata Whenua, Ta Moko, Marae, Waka.... Learn what it all means and discover the truth behind some of New Zealand's most famous Myths and Legends on a Cultural Experience!
Join an interactive Waka (war canoe) experience providing a rare and unique insight into ancient customs, rituals and traditions. Paddle through the tranquil estuaries of the Waitangi River on board a 40 foot traditional Maori Waka and gain a deeper understanding of Maori culture on this spiritual and cultural experience. This tour also includes entry to the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where you will discover the story of New Zealand’s history and the story of two peoples coming together as one under the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
Departs from Waitangi
As night falls, the shyest creatures of the forest awaken and begin to go about their work. Deep in the forest among the towering trees and surrounded by the sounds of the nocturnal creatures awakening, you will meet Te Matua Ngahere - ‘The Father of the Forest’. At between 3000 and 4000 years old he is the oldest known kauri tree in the world. The highlight of the tour will be your meeting with ‘The Lord of the Forest’ - the giant Tane Mahuta! Your guide will formally greet the silent giant and then suddenly you stand dwarfed before his Lordship as the darkness closes in.
Departs from Hokianga
Experience Auckland and its fascinating Maori culture on a very personal small group tour by exploring some important historic sites and learn more about the fascinating Maori culture and history along the way. This special tour provides an insight into how this unique living culture is an integral part of showcasing what Auckland and New Zealand have to offer. This luxury tour features Auckland’s well known cityscapes with its numerous volcanoes, as well as the amazing West Coast.
Departs from Auckland
Make the most of your time in Auckland by jumping on an express tour that will take you to some of the must see attractions in Auckland City. Experience Maori Culture and 360° views of the city from the top of Mt Eden, to seeing some of Auckland’s most expensive real estate as well as a working farm. You’ll get a true taste of what Auckland has to offer on this express tour.
Departs from Auckland
Enjoy a cultural performance that is real, raw, earthy and full of emotion and power. In the tranquil natural bush setting, the performers take you back in time when the ancient Maori customs and traditions were part of everyday life. Through songs and dances plus tales and legends told, you will learn a great deal about their fascinating past. Coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance and the spine tingling haka finale, this is an interactive, and unforgettable experience for absolutely everyone to enjoy. Complete your experience with a succulent traditional earth cooked Hangi.
Departs from Rotorua
You will be greeted with a traditional Powhiri (Welcoming Ceremony) as you assemble onto our Marae – Meeting Grounds, and into our illustrious Wharenui – Meeting House, Aoraki. Learn the stories of our great ancestors – our tūpuna, and the many deeds they accomplished, which have enabled us, their descendants, to flourish. You will be amazed by the theatre-style performance and light show which brings history to life. You will be treated to a performance by the Kapa Haka group, and witness a display of song/dance which showcases the fierce Haka!
Departs from Christchurch