Cultural

Maossie Tours

+64 21 661 867

Maossie Tours is a scenic and sightseeing transport business involved in the operation of unique day-tours from Christchurch to exotic, distinctively New Zealand adventure destinations. We are an independent family business, and have a deep passion for everything Kiwi especially indigenous Maori culture. Most of all, we know where the best places are and how to get there safely. Passengers are transported in Maossie's top of the line luxury Mercedes Benz 4WD coach, with day tour destinations from Christchurch including:
• Aoraki-Mt Cook, Tasman Glacier & Alpine Centre all-day scenic tour
• Akaroa & Banks Peninsula Wild Penguins Eco-Tour
• New Zealand Farm & Scenic Day Tour
• Lord of the Rings High Country Station Pioneering Clydesdale Experience & Scenic Day Tour

Henga Lodge

+64 3 3050 196

1297 North Road
Chatham Island 

Henga Lodge offers guests the opportunity to experience the Real Rēkohu. Nestled into Henga reserve overlooking Lake Marakapia, Henga Lodge offers eco-friendly accommodation with a peaceful setting – perfect to relax and unwind.  Affordable accommodation rates to suit all budgets. We have a range of accommodation options on offer from comfortable ensuite lodge rooms to self-catering ensuite units perfect for groups. Kōpi Kitchen, our onsite licensed restaurant showcases delicious local cuisine and kai moana. We can tailor make your Chatham Island holiday to suit -guided tours available to the Moriori tree carvings, bushwalks, fishing charters, horsetreks – Rēkohu has options for everyone. Our fleet of rental vehicles are also available for hire if you would like to stay longer and explore the island.

Nau Mai Tours

+64 22 676 0680

Waitara
Taranaki 

AN EXCLUSIVE, SMALL GROUP TOUR PROVIDER WITH FULL TIME LOCAL GUIDES. See the best of New Plymouth, and the wider Taranaki region with your very own local guide and driver. Our tour guide will take you where coach tours can’t and make sure you see the best bits. We specialise in all things Taranaki and love to share our piece of paradise with our guests. Nau Mai Tours are perfect for couples, families or small groups and can accommodate anywhere from 2-14 people. We have a bespoke tour to suit your travel style which can include activities and transport as well as accommodation. Are you interested in adventure and surfing? Or do you prefer something more laid back like arts and crafts, or culture and heritage? Whatever your interests are, we have them covered with our amazing tours. Each one is tailored to your individual tastes and interests.

He Tāngata

+64 3 390 1579

Proudly situated at Ngā Hau e Whā National Marae, He Tāngata is promoting daily tours of an exclusive operating National Marae, adding technology and lighting to its natural history and presenting it to the world. We will be show casing Māori protocol through our Pōwhiri and also our culture through performance, choreographing one of the most intense, electrifying examples of Kapa Haka you have seen. Our light show and theatre will capture our country’s history and stories left by our tūpuna. We have infused Māori indigenous ingredients into our New Zealand based buffet, which includes the traditional tastes of Hāngi and Seafood Platter including New Zealand’s Kaimoana such as Crayfish, Paua, Kina, and Oysters. Enjoying our Hākari while being entertained by our Kapa Haka group.

Ko Tāne Māori Experience

+64 3 359 6226

The South Island's ONLY Māori Cultural Performance and Hāngī Dinner. Nestled amongst the native trees and ferns and alongside New Zealand wildlife, Ko Tāne guarantees a real, up close and personal experience. Ko Tāne performs within Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and through them you will learn the relationship between Māori, culture, wildlife and conservation to give a real "Kiwi" experience. Experience a traditional pōwhiri (welcome), learn about the ways of the Māori hunter and be entertained by our kapahaka performance which includes poi, haka, sticks and weapons displays.

Te Ara Tours

+64 21 418 199

Mangawhai
Northland 

Te Ara Tours endeavours to create a tailor-made day with a fresh and friendly approach when busy life-styles and schedules allow only a day or two to rejuvenate and invigorate, without extensive and exhausting travel. Te Ara Tours offers visitors the opportunity to embrace an amazing location with pre-planned activities as a guide, including Maori cultural offerings, making the most of your day in a lovely ocean-kissed region. We strive to find a balance that suits your individuality with some action, relaxation and time to recharge.

Auckland Ghost Tours

+64 9 448 1983

Auckland Ghost Tours Provides a lantern lit Tour through the historical Streets of Auckland. Starting from Pre Colonial New Zealand and the story of the Maori People we treat guests to an inside look into what New Zealand prior to English and European colonization. We share tales about Ancient Maori Life, including Tribal Warfare and past battles, as well as stories on Maori Protocol and Ritual such as beheadings and Mokomokai or Toi Moko (Head Shrinking and Preservation) and the practices of Ta Moko, Kai Tangata Cannibalism, Tapu, Rahui, Karakia and much more. 

Awesome Adventures Hokianga

+64 9 405 8224

We are an activity based company that combines Culture, History and Adventure, as part of our experiences. Our adventure crafts include jetskis, 3 seater ATVs (all terrain vehicles) single and double kayaks and paddle boards.All crafts, except the ATVs are also available for freedom hireage, if time or circumstances do not allow for a part of full guided tour. During the summer period we also have water sport activities.

Ātea a Rangi/Star Compass

+64 21 168 7051

The Ātea a Rangi is a celestial star compass based on a traditional Pacific Island concept to  teach traditional navigation. The Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust (Ātea Trust) is a registered Charitable Trust. The Ātea Trust was established to run educational programmes, events and tours based on traditional Māori and environmental kaupapa. Our vision - to gather and pass on traditional  knowledge within Aotearoa and Te Moana nui a Kiwa. Contact us to learn more about the Ātea a Rangi from the team of navigators, waka sailors and carvers who designed, carved and completed the Atea a  Rangi/star compass site.

Awatea Services

+6421 022 17760

Take a glimpse into the ancestral wisdom of the forest that will give you an insight into traditional insights of Aotearoa, including traditional medicine, foods and the changing nature of the forest with the seasons. Explore the wilderness through easy walking tracks amongst waterfalls, native birds and giant trees, some more than 500 years old. Unearth your connection to mother earth through this journey of discovery with a guide taught by her father who administered a rongoa (traditional medicine) clinic in Whangarei in the 1990s and who has been promoting natural healing for more than 20 years. Let the mauri (life force) of the forest rejuvenate and energise you for a day!

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