Inspirational and informative stories from our adventures experiencing Māori tourism in New Zealand. Contact details and where the experiences are located are included in each blog.

Waka brings together all walks of life

Māori tourism operators Lee-Ann and Todd Jago run waka tours off the golden sandy beaches of Kaiteriteri. The couple reflect back on their past season, and what lays ahead.


Tuia 250 in Mahia

Last month saw the final destination for the three waka hourua as they arrived in Mahia with an official welcome from local iwi Rongomaiwahine.

Tourism and education - the recipe for Northland's Kupe Waka Centre

Northland’s new Kupe Waka Centre is pulling together tourism, education and business smarts to ensure it is a year-round sustainable and resilient business.

The Kupe Waka Centre, located in Aurere in the southern end of Doubtless Bay, is set to open for tourism in early 2021.

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