Māori culture
Māori culture
The tangata whenua have shaped Aotearoa for more than 1000 years: their history, culture, myths, legends, language and cuisine are intrinsic to the national identity. Deepen your understanding of Māori culture by visiting a marae, watching a kapa haka performance, or taking a tour with a Māori guide.
Māori culture

Why a hīkoi to Britomart will make you see Auckland in a new light

Auckland

Welcome to New Zealand's city of volcanoes

Here's how to get the most out of five of the best Tūpuna Maunga, as well as the best spots for a post-climb reward.

Northland

Why every New Zealander should visit Northland

A heritage themed trip was something I’d never done before, but I found it an amazing way to travel.

Bay of Plenty

Whakatāne: Where the sun always shines

Hang on to summer and play spot-the-kiwi in this charming region in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

Rotorua

Discovering Rotorua's rich history for free

Pou Tiaki

Tūrangawaewae Regatta, the best waka racing in NZ

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Auckland

Explore our nation's past and natural wonders in a day at Waiuku

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Māori culture

The world's first place to see the sun

What you get are authentic stories from the people with the closest connection to this spiritual place.

7/3/2021
Auckland

Auckland's Motutapu Island to host new festival

The festival includes musicians and food trucks, but its prime focus is to introduce people to the island and its cultural significance.

22/2/2021
Māori culture

Darkness lets you see Te Puia's geysers in a new light

The sounds seem amplified without the day's noise pollution. The experience is heightened, more personal and the pools take on their own personality.

21/2/2021
Pou Tiaki

Sir Peter Buck's memorial a site of reverence

A Taranaki iwi have reminded people visiting the memorial of an important kaumatua of the region that the site is a place of reverence, and not a tourist spot.

18/2/2021
West Coast

Ghost towns and shipwrecks: Why every Kiwi should tour the West Coast

When it comes to heritage, the West Coast has plenty of iconic hot spots and hidden gems that await discovery.

15/2/2021
Northland

Seeing Whangārei through local eyes

Why touring with Tu Tika Tours gives a richer, more layered view of New Zealand's most northern city.

14/2/2021
Rotorua

Where you can experience a feast of polynesian culture here in NZ

This show is where hula and haka combine, to tell the story of the great waka migration from Polynesia to Aotearoa.

7/2/2021
Māori culture

Urban storytelling tour offers up another side of Christchurch

This fabulous kai safari combines history with some top-class food and drink.

7/2/2021