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REAL insight into MĀori life...

Join us as we share more than 800 years of
unbroken family history & tradition in Kaikōura

TE RĀ

STAND IN THE HEART OF THE DAY
Private charter for up to ten guests
Groups 15-50 POA
Minimum 7 hours
NZD $1,850 to NZ $2,150

Today, join members of a Kaikōura Māori family and travel with them to many sites where you’ll be part of a real cultural exchange that is truly different and not for the masses.  Right from the start you’ll be involved and whilst at various sites during the day you will:

  • Be guided through the Pōwhiri (welcome ceremony) process.
  • Get involved, learn a Māori song and greeting, and play traditional games.
  • Stroll through native forest, discover trees that have stood for 500 years and find out medicinal uses of plants.
  • Visit the foreshore to hear legends of Tangaroa, God of the Ocean and learn about Māori conservation initiatives.
  • Gain an understanding of the modern-day world of your hosts as you hear how they adapted to colonization, and the role they play in the New Zealand economy.
  • Stand on new land uplifted during a magnitude 7.8 earthquake and hear legends of Rūaumoko, the God of Earthquakes.

You can ask questions of your hosts and really get to know them – especially during the stop for a scrumptious lunch with local flavours – and at the end of the day you’ll realise you have a new whānau (family) in Kaikōura and won’t want to leave.

NB:  Depending on weather and road conditions on the day, actual sites visited may vary.

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