Local Te Puia Guide Kirimatao West (R) shares the history of the center for Māori culture and geothermal wonders with Erika (L).
Kaikoura is famous for its abundant marine life right off its coast – sperm whales, fur seals, penguins, and frisky pods of dusky dolphins.
Tame Hotene of the Mataatua Marae stands tall prior to the start of a powhiri, a traditional Maōri welcoming ceremony that grants visitors respectful entry
Nat Geo Explorers Erika Larsen (L) & Christoph Niemann (R) taste wine with Rosie Finn of Neudorf Vineyards in the boutique Nelson Tasman wine region.
Nat Geo Explorers taste the fresh seafood of Nin's Bin, a family-owned favorite roadside stop for visitors and locals in Kaikoura with owner Johnny Clark.
Lee-Anne Gago of Waka Tours explains the natural forces behind the beauty of Abel Tasman National Park to National Geographic Explorer Erika Larsen
Visit the artists and artisans of Nelson Market, a gathering point for almost 40 years for artisans in this South Island community