Northland is known as the birthplace of New Zealand. Learn about the Māori creation story or walk in the footsteps of the intrepid ancestor Kupe.

Northland & Bay of Islands
Footprints Waipoua Guided Tours, Northland & Bay of Islands

From historic sites such as the Waitangi Historic Reserve – where the treaty that made New Zealand a British colony was signed – to the mythical Hokianga Harbour and Kauri Coast; Northland is rich in Māori culture and historical places.

Embark on an intimate and spiritual tour through the Waipoua Forest with Footprints Waipoua. Learn about the Māori creation story and gods such as Tāne Mahuta, the world's largest Kauri Tree. 

Journey into Te Ao Māori, the Māori world at Manea Frontprints of Kupe. Immerse yourself in the stories of great ancestor, Kupe through guided storytelling, art, tāonga (cultural treasures), film, performance, digital interaction, and the splendour of Hokianga’s natural surroundings.

Discover the history of New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, New Zealand's most important historic site, wherein 1840 New Zealand's founding document was signed: the Treaty of Waitangi.

Or, experience the warmth of Māori hospitality with Tu Tika Tours. Be welcomed into your hosts home, try homemade māori bread, learn well-known waiata (māori songs), make a flower from kōrari (NZ flax), and prepare your own hāngi (earth oven).

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