New Zealanders have a friendly way of welcoming visitors that is rooted in the Māori idea of manaakitanga.
A form of hospitality experienced throughout New Zealand, manaakitanga deepens connections for travellers as they are made to feel welcome, respected, and looked after like family.
Tourism New Zealand has partnered with National Geographic to invite travellers to share their personal stories of manaakitanga.
Share your story on social media by using #mynewzealandstory or tagging 100% Pure New Zealand.
"Those people were amazing and this experience sums up the Kiwis quite well. Everyone is so nice to us. #KiaOraNZ" - Miriam (@wandersfrau)
"I really like the people of New Zealand. They are some of the warmest, friendliest, most helpful and genuine that I've met from my world travels thus far. When they smile at you, it reaches their eyes. #KiaOraNZ" - Julia (@lostandfoundtraveller)