Māori culture is an integral part of life in Aotearoa, New Zealand
For millennia, Māori have been the tangata whenua, the indigenous people of Aotearoa. Arriving here from the Polynesian homeland of Hawaiki over 1,000 years ago, the great explorer Kupe, was the first Māori to reach these lands.
Unique cultural experiences
Embrace the manaakitanga of our people
Manaakitanga (showing respect) is all about welcoming guests and providing great hospitality, something which all New Zealander's pride themselves on. Make the connections between our past, present and future by embarking on guided experiences.
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Where to experience Māori culture
There are over 100 iwi (tribes) in Aotearoa. Each with their own stories to tell.