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Try a fusion of Maori Culture and Education all pulled together with story-telling, experiential learning and environmental sensitivity. Using the senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.
Visit the Ketetahi Springs with local people as part of your Tongariro Crossing walk
Walk to the summit of Tauhara Mountain and view the lands of the Tuwharetoa people
Stroll around Lake Rotopounamu with our guides
Learn about our local protocols and hear stories of the gods, landscapes, and the people of the land.
You could do all of our Maori Adventures during your stay in CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND AOTEAROA NZ
You can see a cold mountain spring, old lava flows, active volcanic craters and thermal steam vents, not to mention the brilliant emerald and blue lakes - and beautiful native forest to finish.
See the special alpine flora and fauna of the Tongariro National Park, and magnificent views to mountains and lakes of the central North Island.
Use this APP to discover the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, chat to us on Social Media, boo a guided walk, book a transfer to/from the strat/end of the walk, secure a safe park, review your time on our mountains!
An evening at Mitai will give you an authentic introduction to Maori culture leaving you amazed and in awe. Enter the world of Mitai. Be enthralled by the natural bush setting, see warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream, and don’t miss your only opportunity in the Rotorua area to see glow worms in their natural habitat.
Marvel at the crystal clear water full of eels and trout, flowing directly from the earth at the sacred Fairy Spring. See your traditionally cooked hangi meal being lifted from the ground. During our cultural performance, you’ll learn about our past, carvings and ta moko (tattoo art).
Be captivated by the displays of weaponry and combat, coupled with the grace and beauty of the poi dance. You’ll be amazed by the spine tingling haka finale. The Mitai family is proud to have created a sacred and spiritual place that offers you an indigenous cultural experience like no other.
'Step into our World' and let our local guides take you on a memorable journey through nature's stages of evolution, whilst providing a mythological and interactive interpretation of life in the forest.
Meet our ancestors; the mighty Te Matua Ngahere ('The Father of the Forest') estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old, his mighty girth is over 5 metres (15ft) in diameter. 'The Four Sisters' are a graceful collection of kauri trees that have grown close together in sibling harmony and finally, Tane Mahuta ('The Lord of the Forest') who stands an impressive 51 metres (150ft) tall.
At Footprints Waipoua for an intimate encounter to learn how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system that is the Waipoua Forest.
We have a great set up for Homekill at our premises with inspection welcome at 790 Rakanui Road, Taupo, Aotearoa NZ.
Quality Homekill Taupo Ltd provides a slaughtering and processing service for your meat.
We specialise in beef, sheep and pigs. Our team provides an on-site killing service on your farm or lifestyle block that is professional and efficient.
Your meat is then brought back to our premises for processing and hung for 7-10 days on the bone. This further resulting in the likelihood of the most tender meat in town and our customers total satisfaction.
Once your beast is processed we will contact you to arrange payment and pick up/delivery.
We run the only commercial operation at Waiorua Bay which includes the only overnight accommodation on Kapiti Island, Kapiti Nature Lodge; bird and history tours, and other activities like traditional harakeke-flax weaving weekends, seal watching, and seafood gathering. Our work here is uniquely connected to the taonga (treasures) of Kapiti Island.
We work closely with the Department on Conservation to nurture and protect New Zealand’s most precious native birds, including Little Spotted Kiwi, Takahe, Kākā, Weka, Tīeke (Saddleback), Kereru, Kokako, Hihi, Toutouwai (Robin). At the same time, we offer a remarkable, unforgettable experience.
Most of the day to day operations are run by Amo’s daughter, Minnie Clark, and she’s the person you’re most likely to first speak to. Many visitors keep in touch with the Kapiti Island whanau well after their visit. After all, they’ve made precious connections.
John and Amo’s iwi (tribe) and whanau (family) have been living on Kapiti Island since the 1820s. We have gathered generations of knowledge and experiences on the island’s history and grown to be recognised as a world renowned nature reserve. Kapiti Nature Lodge, the only accommodation on Kapiti Island, was inspired by the homestead of John and Amo’s grandmother who opened her farm homestead to visitors.
All the whanau on Kapiti Island consider living and working on one of New Zealand’s most precious taongas (treasures), a top visitor attraction in New Zealand, as a wonderful way to live in this world. One of the ways we share our natural sense of hospitality is through the expression of maanakitanga. Nature belongs to everyone, and sharing our knowledge with you is all part of our natural expression of hospitality.
The use of solar power, recycling, gathering or sourcing local food, and a deep respect for the land and wildlife, makes Kapiti Island Nature Tours unique.
Together with Amo, John and other whanau, we have other expert and passionate guides to help provide you with good birding, walking, and accommodation options: Day tours, one-hour guided walks, seafood gathering and traditional flax weaving activities, overnight stays in the Kapiti Nature Lodge, night Kiwi-spotting, fantastic wholesome food, and a chance to be truly nature-inspired.
Encounter the living Earth in New Zealand, and experience New Zealand's Maori Culture's connection with nature through guided nature tours, NZ bird watching tours, forest walks and geo-thermal activity.
Experience Maori Activities and Adventure in NZ with Indigenous New Zealand, including waka tours, white-water rafting, horse ride, cruises, health spa and more.
Use this Maori Tousim APP to find your way around in NZ and learn about the Maori Culture during your stay in Aotearoa NZ. Discover Maori operators who offer tours that give more depth and meaning to the landscapes throughout our country that is saturated in culture.
Located at the southern end of Lake Taupo in the Alpine Village of Turangi you get to experience a unique part of Aotearoa just by visiting us. With modern facilities, friendly atmosphere, hot solar powered showers, retail shopping & Ozone espresso coffee for sale, you are well catered for!
WHITE WATER WORLD - Our Taupo Booking Office & Home to the World's First 4D Rafting Cinema Adventure!
Located at 47 Ruapehu St Taupo - White Water World is Home to Rafting New Zealand's 4D Cinema Rafting Adventure - a World First! Running every Half an Hour the Cinema Experience enables any one and everyone the opportunity to experience the thrill of Rafting. Visit White Water World for Rafting & Adventure Combo Bookings and advice, Rafting shuttles departing daily, superb OZONE Espresso, Unique NZ Adventure apparel & with the awesome 4D adventure Cinema.
ENVIRONMENT - Tongariro National Park/ Lake Taupo/Tongariro River
We are lucky enough to have our ‘’office’’ as some of New Zealands most beautiful and pristine wilderness". Based at the southern end of Lake Taupo, (New Zealands biggest lake), and nestled amongst the mountains/volcanoes of the Tongariro National Park, "World heritage Area", here at Rafting New Zealand we often awake saying, "another day in paradise". With Mt Tongariro (Tongariro Crossing), Mt Ngauruhoe (Mt Doom from the Lord of the Rings triology), Mt Ruapehu (Whakapapa/Turoa ski fields’s). We live and work in a natural playground of un-surpassed beauty.
Soulovus is a unique band, who obtain a rich reggae soul-ful sound that captured a record deal with Koru Records.
100% New Zealand Music
NZ Wild Life is a 4-Part Series.
NZ is an island nation with a history of long isolation. There were no land mammals apart from bats. The birds of New Zealand have evolved to include a large number of unique species. Isolated from any other land mass for 65 million years, New Zealand became a land of birds.
When Captain James Cook arrived in the 1770s he noted that the bird song was deafening. Māori and European settlement has been the cause of a huge decline in the numbers of birds and the extinction of about one third of the original bird species.
Until the arrival of the first humans, NZ had an extraordinarily diverse range of specialised birds. In New Zealand, the ecological niches normally occupied by mammals as different as rodents, kangaroos and moles, were filled by reptiles, insects, or birds. The only terrestrial mammals were three species of bat.
From the beachfront rooms of the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Hokianga you are just a one minute stroll to the shore, providing a picturesque and relaxed atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The elevated rooms with balcony offer magnificient views over the harbour and towering sand dunes.