Maori Culture in New Zealand

The first people to call New Zealand home were Maori who settled the country sometime before the 14th century. They had travelled from Polynesia to New Zealand and then through a period of isolation developed their own distinctive and rich culture.

In better understanding Maori culture, you will better understand what it is to be a New Zealander.

These tours have dedicated Maori cultural experiences included in their itineraries.

Accommodated tours which overnight in Rotorua will be welcomed into the authentic Tamaki Maori Village, where you can discover and learn more about Maori art forms, ancient rituals and traditions. Sit down to a traditional Maori hangi (feast) with your Maori hosts (minimum numbers apply refer Notes). 

Camping tours enjoy a Maori concert and Haka – the famous Maori dance – in the evening at the Bay of Islands overnight stop.

Hop on hop off tours have compulsory overnight stops. One of these is at the village of Mourea, near Rotorua on the North Island. Select hop on hop off tours stop here. It's a unique and special cultural overnight stay. This is an immersion into indigenous Maori culture and so much more than a show. You will learn about Maori traditions, history and culture and become fully interactive with Kapa Haka (Maori song and dance). An unforgettable, genuine and educational night! 

Find more about our visit to Mourea here.


Discover New Zealand's traditional heritage and learn local Maori tradition

Tamaki Maori Village Dinner And Cultural Show

From Rotorua visit the Tamaki Maori Village Dinner And Cultural Show to experience Maori culture

Experience Maori culture by participating in a cultural night filled with delicious food and traditional performances at New Zealand's most awarded Cultural Tourism Attraction; Tamika Maori Village from Rotorua.

Hike Tongariro National Park

7 Day Best of the North Island Auckland To Auckland Summer Tour

Enjoy highlights of the North Island Coromandel coast, Rotorua cultural night and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

This tour starts and finishes in Auckland, New Zealand, and travels around the North Island all the way to Wellington seeing all the sights in between including the Coromandel coast, Rotorua cultural night, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing walk and stays on a working farm.

 Stay at Hahei beach, an idyllic spot in the Coromandel, within walking distance to Cathedral Cove.

The Hop on Hop Off Everywhere In New Zealand Pass

Go everywhere! This is our biggest pass, and includes our entire New Zealand travel network. Grab your ticket to experience all of what our beautiful country has to offer!

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track around New Zealand amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible destinations so you can see more and do more! Travel to the places you're less likely to find in the guide book but the ones you'll be talking about long after the adventure has ended.