Bushwalks

Learn the stories, taste the food, and meet new friends. Join us for Māori-context experiences and follow in the footsteps of our tupuna. We are a local whānau-based business who value the importance of knowledge in bringing understanding. We engage in cultural experiences, interacting with local communities. Join us on day and multi-day experiences exploring the history, customs (tīkanga), stories (kōrero) and the natural world around us (taiao). We will customise experiences for your organisation’s needs. Ideal for community and educational groups (including service learning), life-style village residents and whānau groups.

Te Whare Ruruhau

+64 7 222 4070

Remote access in the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Forest.

Accessed only via helicopter from either Taupō Airport or Helisika Base.

 

Te Whare Ruruhau, a secluded cabin hidden in the remote New Zealand wilderness on exclusive Owhaoko ancestral lands. Only accessible by helicopter, a stay at this cabin is a privilege experienced by only a few.  Enjoy complete immersion in nature and complete solitude – there are no roads, no people, no cell coverage, no stress. Just wild perfection.

Unique Whanganui River Experience

027 554 4426

Unique Whanganui River Experiences offers unique educational and immersive one and multi-day experiences on the Whanganui River. The fully hosted, Māori experiences are guided by trained Awa (river) navigators. Spend up to 16 hours traversing the beautiful Awa in a canoe, while learning about the rich history, kai, and kōrero. Visit the website or call us to learn more.

Koru Enterprises Online

+64 27 617 1707

Koru Enterprises is an online Aotearoa (NZ) tour and artisan gift company, specialising in authentic Māori experiences, and virtual tours. We offer personalised guided tours around Hawke's Bay rohe (district).

East Coast Paddler

+64 27 451 0579

Mt Maunganui - surrounded by ocean, and the home of New Zealand's most popular mountain, Mauao.
Come join us to experience the area like we locals do, whether it be on the ocean or the land. You can partake in a stand up paddling adventure, an outrigger canoe experience or a cultural walk, guided by our experienced locals. We have a range of activities suited to all ages and abilities. We look forward to sharing our beautiful home with you!

Hokitika Scenic Tours

+64 210 232 5363

I pick up and drop off anywhere within Hokitika area to suit customer or other areas by arrangement.

Hokitika Scenic Tours welcomes you to the West Coast, South Island of New Zealand. We invite you to discover our local scenic treasures where time stands still in all its natural glory, giving you the opportunity to view the magnificent scenery and attractions that lie between the Tasman Sea and Southern Alps.

We offer a personal, safe, friendly and informative transport service to make your stay and visit here memorable.
If you would like to book a Scenic Tour or create your very own Personal Tour please contact us. All tours depart daily on request.

Pick up and drop off within Hokitika included at a time to suit you.

Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve

0800 426 8726

773 Hamurana Road,
Hamurana,
Rotorua

Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve is an immersive experience through nature where you will learn the cultural stories of Ngāti Rangiwewehi - the local tribes people.
Journey through untouched landscape on a low impact streamside walk suitable for all ages and fitness levels. A grove of towering Redwoods will escort you on an immersive journey to the deepest natural fresh water spring in the North Island of New Zealand.
Originally a tribal settlement, today Hamurana Springs Nature Reserve is an untouched nature park and wildlife refuge, which combined with the manaakitanga (hospitality) of the the local people, make Hamurana Springs a truly magical experience.

Horizon Tours

+64 21 467 496

Horizon Tours is a locally owned whānau (family) business launched in 2018. We specialise in small group tours that bring culture and conservation to life in Dunedin. Our commitment is to offer a values-based tourism experience. A portion of every tour purchased with us will go toward supporting a community conservation program. Broaden your horizon’s by day with one of our daily tours that highlights Dunedin’s natural environment with a conservation expert with over thirty years’ experience as a DoC ranger. And travel with us into the night sky for an evening of storytelling that brings the realm of Ranginui to life.

Manawa Honey & Tours

+64 7 366 3166

Based in Ruatāhuna in the heart of Māui’s Fish – the North Island of Aotearoa, we offer the experience of a mystical, remote, pure and natural paradise with the people of this land… our tours include an Eco-cultural Experience (2-day) for groups of 8-20 and River Fishing Tour on Horse-back (1-day & Overnight) for groups of 1-3
We can also design tours (for groups only) to incorporate your desired combination of:
 Honey and apiary/beehive tours
 Traditional Maori and contemporary cultural experiences
 Marae or home-stay accommodation
 Forest & biodiversity tours
 Fishing and/or horse riding treks

Let us know what you would like to do, and we can work out a tour to suit you. Dates: by arrangement November to March each year

Kohutapu Lodge & Tribal Tours

+64 7 366 4777

Our cultural experience starts when our guide welcomes you into the tribal lands of Ngati Manawa (The Eel People), and regales you with stories of the area. During the tour, guests learn about the iwi’s ancestors, land settlement, spiritual connection with Eel, and takes guests through a short bush walk to hidden ancient Maori rock art carved 400 years before the Great Migration. Later, guests join in and help with the preparation of a hangi dinner at the lodge overlooking the lake, before enjoying a selection of optional afternoon cultural activities. Kohutapu Lodge can also offer daytime tours and gourmet indigenous lunch tours for the mature market, overnight accommodation, full and half day guided fishing and hunting trips as well as overnight marae stay and community visits/cultural exchange within our schools and community.

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