NZ Tourism Guides

New Zealand Maori Culture

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Location: Rotorua

Around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera, a place of exceptional beauty has been created. A world-class museum houses many hundreds of objects dug from the ruins of the village. Be escorted though the excavated sites with a walk to the base of one of NZ's most stunning waterfalls—not to be missed...(more)


Location: Rotorua - Rotorua City

Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, with it's beautiful garden setting, is the perfect place to relax and unwind after enjoying the wealth of attractions and activities Rotorua has to offer. Superb base for exploring the Rotorua area, located just minutes from Rotorua city centre. Click through to view website and BOOK NOW link. FREE unlimited WiFi...(more)


Location: Waitangi

Panoramic views over the Bay of Islands from New Zealand's most important historic site. The Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, was signed here in 1840. The Treaty Grounds include the new Museum of Waitangi, Treaty House, carved Meeting House, and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Daily guided tours and cultural performances. Hangi & Concert available from December-April...(more)


Location: Rotorua - Lake Rotoiti

Experience Hell's Gate, Rotorua's spectacular geothermal reserve and mud spa complex. Health-giving muds and sulphurous waters. Traditional Wai Ora Massage—a relaxing full body massage incorporating elements of Miri Miri (Maori massage technique). Mud facials utilising Hells Gate's unique 'Alite' Mud Spa product range—made from the natural muds of the geothermal reserve...(more)

BACKYARD TOURS - Turangi Tongariro

Location: Taupo

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...(more)


Location: Dunedin - Central Dunedin

Welcome to one of the world's best museums! Discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through outstanding collections covering culture, nature and science. Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you'll find something to inspire, enlighten or excite you...(more)


Location: Auckland

Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific and New Zealand are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. This Auckland museum also has exhibits featuring the flora, fauna and landforms of our unique islands...(more)

KO TANE - Maori Cultural Experience - Christchurch

Location: Christchurch North

Discover Tane Mahuta - the Maori god of the forest. Unearth a people and culture who live in harmony with nature. Ko Tane is a Maori cultural experience located at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve. Includes a Powhiri (traditional Maori welcome), cultural performance and entertainment, Maori village, Hangi Meal and an optional Kiwi Tour. Phone 3596226 for availability...(more)


Location: Paihia

Half-day and full-day tours of the Auckland region, tour to the Maori heartland of Rotorua or visit the Bay of Islands, rich in New Zealand pioneering history. Choose between 120 deluxe coach tours from two of New Zealand's top coach tour companies. Stunning tours of Taupo, Waitomo Caves, Christchurch, Queenstown, Mt Cook, Milford Sound and West Coast Glaciers also available...(more)


Location: Rotorua - Lake Tarawera

Come to New Zealand's best Hot Water Beach and a secluded, natural bush hot pool. Our fully enclosed launch takes you on a guided tour across Lake Tarawera to discover the lake's amazing geothermal and rich Maori history. We ensure you have time to relax in the beautiful, natural geothermal pool surrounded by native New Zealand forest...(more)


Location: Rotorua

A sacred place – a spiritual place. An evening at Mitai Maori Village 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 centre of Rotorua. Nau Mai Haere Mai...(more)

TE PUIA - Rotorua

Location: Rotorua

Arts and crafts are the pages of the Maori culture, like the pictures of a book. It's how stories were told and passed down through generations, how traditions and genealogy were preserved. We give this knowledge freely. We give it to you for nothing. Do the same when your time comes to teach others...(more)


Location: Nelson - Cable Bay and Hira

Enjoy the adventure of a four-wheel motorbike trip, ride the unique Skywire flying-fox; experience a Tour of Discovery or take a relaxing horse ride on our 1,600-acre property. We are only 15 minutes from Nelson city and open every day except Christmas Day. Paintball games and 'Argo' fun rides are also available. Our cafe is open daily, serving delicious food...(more)

ARIARI LODGE - Lake Rotorangi, Taranaki

Location: Taranaki

Imagine staying in luxuriously private self contained chalet accommodation with picturesque scenic views. Be captivated by the natural beauty, lake views and sculptured landscape of Lake Rotorangi. Unwind listening to the birdsong and farm animals from your own private verandah. Simply relax, explore the tranquil waters of Lake Rotorangi by kayak or hike around the nearby Lake Rotokare Scenic Reserve...(more)

WAKA ABEL TASMAN - Kaiteriteri

Location: Nelson - Abel Tasman National Park

Group Journeys, Haerenga ā-rōpū.
Let us create a unique experience for your school, business, iwi, tour or team-building group. Paddle as a group along the coast, try your hand at racing, or ask us to design a customised adventure, especially for your crew. Watch fresh air, exercise and co-operation work their wonders. Each double-hulled waka seats a maximum of 11 people...(more)


Location: Queenstown

Queenstown's Tahuna Pod Hostel is the very first Pod Hostel to open in New Zealand. Merging Maori heritage and traditional values into the fabric of the hostel. We share insights into the beautiful culture through art, music, movies, food, entertainment. Enjoy the fuss-free and modern features of Pod style accommodation. Free breakfast free soup free parking and free wifi...(more)


Location: Rotorua

Welcome to the thermal town of Rotorua! For over 300 years people have lived here, using the geothermal wonders to create a unique cultural way of life. Our friendly guides will show you sites of significance, while interacting with our craft people (eg, weaving, tattoo). Enjoy daily cultural shows, hangi meals and explore our walking tracks...(more)


Location: Rotorua

Share in the Powhiri; an ancient ceremony of welcome. Enter our village, as it comes alive with the sights, sounds and activities of days gone by. See the lifting of the Hangi. Enter into our ancestral meeting house, relax as our family entertain you with a powerful cultural performance. Dine on a traditional hangi buffet feast, before a farewell ceremony...(more)