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!

Rangitāiki Tours Ltd


Rangitāiki Tours is a locally owned Māori family business based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Our passion is sharing the natural beauty and rich Māori heritage of our land and people to the world.

Born and bred locals, we have over 30+ years knowledge offering packaged tours showcasing whenua (land), wai (water) and kai (food). Our tours connect manuhiri (visitors/guests) to tangata whenua (local people of the land) while we transport you to cultural and nature landmarks of significance, sharing our history and Māori customs.

We specialise in small group tours to enhance an intimate experience providing set itineraries, or we can tailor make unique experiences to suit specific needs.

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.

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.

Morere Hot Springs Lodge

+64 6 837 8824

Morere is the most Northern destination in Hawke's Bay. We have 30 acres of whenua, pasture, woodland, stream and even glow worms to enjoy, as well as our affordable, comfortable and award-winning accommodation (cabins, cottage & historic farmhouse). We are just over the road from the amazing Morere Hot Springs and scenic reserve, which is the last stand of virgin native forest on the East Coast. We are overlooked by Mt Momoukai and near to beautiful beaches, located roughly between Gisborne & Wairoa - so a great base to enjoy this wonderful part of Aotearoa. Come and enjoy a genuine whānau welcome and classic Kiwi country holiday experience here.

Papatūānuku Earth Mother Tours

+64 22 128 5831

Experience an exclusive Māori cultural guided tour through an amazing native kauri forest, in the Bay of Islands. Learn how Māori traditionally used the trees, plants and birds of the forest to heal, protect, nourish, entertain and support their growing families. When you come with me, you will learn and gain knowlege of traditional trapping methods used to catch food; plants, trees and shrubs that were used to make clothing, medicines and other useful resources; and much more.

Napier Māori Tours

+64 21 077 0088

We are Hawke’s Bay’s Eco-Cultural tours. Fusing Hunter-Gathering and Contemporary Māori Cuisine and proud to be Qualmark Gold accredited. We provide an intimately unique and inspiring cultural experience, journeying through our ancestral mountains, lands, waters, and history. Our high end bespoke tours range from 3 hours to a full day journey. All our tour sites are ten minutes from the Napier City Centre. You will learn about our distinctive local Māori history while traversing through our 650-year-old village site, the largest and most outstanding fortified village in NZ, providing a spectacular 360 degree view. You will be excited in collecting the ‘catch’ for lunch. Our tours include the sharing in traditional Māori gathering practices, Māori musical instruments, and contemporary Māori culinary delights.

Manaaki Rugby Tours NZ

+64 21 158 6984

We have brought together a network of kiwi high performance rugby coaches, trainers, schools, clubs, physiotherapists and facilities to create rugby development tour packages for visiting international teams. Our core motivation for this business was to help players, coaches and rugby teams from all around the world grow and develop a deeper understanding and passion for the game of rugby. And of course extend their own rugby network all the way to New Zealand! We deliver 4 main packages that range from low-cost travel to a high-performance service while allowing the opportunity for groups to remove or add elements at any time.

Wairakei Terraces Thermal Health Spa

+64 7 378 0913

At the turn of last century, visitors worldwide travelled to Wairakei to ‘take the waters’, testifying to their “curative properties” and “therapeutic effects”. Today a series of pools have been developed, strategically positioned below silica terraces and waterfalls with temperatures ranging between 42 and 36 degrees. Taking advantage of geothermal water that is drawn to the earth’s surface from 1.5 kilometres underground, these mineral enriched pools will warm your body to the core while nourishing and moisturising your skin. This natural outdoor setting is perfect for complete rest and relaxation and an extremely appealing experience for anyone wanting to indulge in something unique

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