New Zealand's culture is a rich blend of Māori traditions, pioneering "she'll be right" attitudes and diverse influences from generations of arrivals.
New Zealand people are friendly and easy-going. While exploring the country, you're likely to meet people from a broad range of backgrounds and experiences, with a few quirky characters thrown into the mix.
Māori culture plays a significant role in daily life in New Zealand. Te Reo Māori is an official language, so you're likely to hear people greet you with "kia ora". Māori values, such as manaakitanga (warm hospitality) and kaitiakitanga (guardianship of the land) are fundamental to New Zealand culture.
Learn more about New Zealand's culture, people and history.