New Zealand is renowned for the fascinating Maori culture. To the untrained eye, Auckland is merely a city. Locals is a haven for Maori cultural experiences, with unique pockets of history only uncovered in Auckland.
Uncover the visually stunning blend of old colonial mansions, ancient native trees and Maori carvings. Journey along Tamaki Drive waterfront, one of the world’s most beautiful city drives. Marvel at several ancient volcanoes in the Auckland volcanic field.
The second half of your cultural immersion sees you journeying north to Auckland’s West Coast and Waitakere Ranges. Walk among unique indigenous trees and plants while learning their Maori names and their importance as both food and medicine. Immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of Te Wao Nui o Tiriwa the ancient forest of Tiriwa, all while your guide enriches you with lore and legends of the bush.
Journey on to the most stunning of all the black sand beaches on Auckland’s famous West Coast.
The haka is a truly unique symbol of New Zealand identity. You may have seen the iconic All Blacks (New Zealand's national Rugby team) perform this war dance. Be fascinated by the Maori cultural performance featuring the haka at the Auckland Museum as part of your tour. While at the museum, your kaiarahi (guide) will also show you the Maori and Polynesian Gallery.