Cultural

Kotuku Adventures

+64 21 024 65803

As a Travel Consultant, I love to help people and consider myself a people server. There’s a happy feeling I get when I know I helped someone book the honeymoon, cruise, or vacation of their dreams. That includes making the best choices on not just what airline and hotel they choose, but also what loyalty program currency to earn if any are available to them. I also like to teach people so they can go through the process independently next time and make better decisions for what suits their life if they would rather that, or I would be more than honored to assist them at any time in the near future with whatever their request maybe.

Garth Wilson Jade offers a tour through the workshop so the visitor can see how the pounamu is worked and learn about the history of the pounamu here on the West Coast from a direct descendant of the original pounamu traders.  Handle pounamu stones collected from different areas here on the West Coast, learn the history, the meaning of the shapes and, if desired, purchase an authentic piece of handcrafted pounamu.

The Exquisite Group

+6421747333 / +6421995056

At The Exquisite Group, we recognise every person's luxury is different.  We curate bespoke, luxury experiences throughout Aotearoa for the discerning client ensuring we understand their needs whilst also focussing on the Tiaki of our whenua and ensuring they have the opportunity to return. We are a full Destination Management Company, bringing together all the services required to meet the clients wishes from when they first arrive through to their departure, providing exclusive experiences for whatever they wish, at the same time supporting our fellow members of NZMT and wanting them to return with friends and whānau in the future.

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.

Our purpose is to engage, inspire and elevate the lives of those with whom we cross paths. To welcome strangers as friends, to bestow exceptional service, to open doors to unforgettable and unexpected experience, and to create opportunities for genuine connections with our local people.
Check In believes local knowledge is key to maximising your experience when you're planning your next Queenstown getaway. Check In is your local concierge for any occasion.

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!

Te Koha Jade Carving

+64 3 7520 279 and +64 27 205 4640

~Carve your own unique piece of New Zealand~

Kia ora!

Immerse yourself in a hands-on, authentic, cultural experience and take home your own special piece of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Rain, hail or shine, Mike and Jan Goodall will show you the craftsmanship that goes into producing a taonga/treasure made from NZ's most prized stone - the pounamu. 

Classes are held at a studio located on their West Coast Farm - you can't get more authentic than that! Cost is $75 per person and a courtesy van is available.

Full tuition is provided and anyone can do it.  Take home that one off piece that you will always treasure.

Māori Weaving Rotorua

027 222 3346

Workshops are offered one to one or in small groups. Learn about some of the customs and traditions (tikanga) when working with NZ native flax (harakeke) and make some flowers and a small food basket to take home with you.
Also see harakeke growing and discover some of the other woven creations that can be made using raranga, the technique of Māori weaving. Hand made, unique, exhibition quality products are available for purchase.

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