Haere Mai - WelcomeWhat makes Aotearoa-New Zealand unique in the world of travel is its Maori culture. Other tourist destinations have spectacular natural features and landscapes and similar climates, but it is the Maori culture that gives this country its special flavour. And while other previously colonised countries have indigenous populations, the Maori, in New Zealand continue to exert the robust influence on everyday life and to hold to their cultural traditions more than probably anywhere else.
An experience of Maori culture is an essential component of any visit to Aotearoa (the Maori word for New Zealand meaning "Land of the Long White Cloud").
For a more detailed explanation of our philosophy click here.
For a glossary of Maori words and phrases click here.
Maori Language pronunciation click here.
Maori Place Names click here.
About a Marae Visit click here.
History of the Treaty of Waitangi click here.
What is Urban Maori Culture? click here.
Stewart Island - Only the Twittering of Birds. click here.