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A REAL insight into Maori
people & our way of life...

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

Private Party Tours for 1-10 Guests


An enriching and engaging insight into Maori people and way of life…..

Small on numbers – big on revelations and fun
You’ll visit several Kaikoura sites for a combination of laughter and learning through storytelling and activities as well as a forest walk to discover traditional uses of plants.

Awarded NZ’s Best Cultural Experience  five times – let us show you why!


For reasons beyond our control we made big changes to the business some months back whereby we no longer sell seats to individuals.  Our apologies for any inconvenience caused if you have read old information.
If you have trouble booking online please email res@maoritours.co.nz or telephone +64 3 3195567.

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What to Expect

Travel by mini coach to some of our important places and whilst there hear tales of bygone days and see legends hidden in the landscape today.

Right from the start you’ll be involved and as you join in customs and traditions you can ask questions about the things you want to know more about.

Throughout the journey there’s opportunities to learn Maori ways – a traditional greeting, weave with harakeke (the native flax plant) and much more.

Midway through there’s a short stop for light refreshments and then it’s a short drive to the forest walk where you’ll be shown a variety of plants and trees – some have stood for hundreds of years.  As you wander through the well-defined track, family members will share knowledge about how plants are used for food and medicine.

This is a real intimate and personal cultural exchange offering genuine insight into Maori people and way of life.


Available for private single party bookings of 1-10 guests.

Scheduled for you by arrangement – we recommend you contact a minimum of two weeks prior to avoid missing out.

Tours can be arranged all year round.

Allow at least 3.5 hours.
Tours can take longer depending on party size, sites visited and activities on the day.  We’re not into watching the clock so if you need to be somewhere else please let us know when you book and we’ll get you there on time.

Commentary in English – sorry no wheelchair access to some sites visited

CLOSED – 25 and 26 December, Good Friday, ANZAC Day which falls on the 25 April each year

Cost valid to 30 September 2017.

Private single party bookings for up to 10 guests
November to March – $1300.00
April to October – $1100.00

All prices are quoted in New Zealand dollars and inclusive of gst.
Discounts may apply.


Complimentary pickup from your Kaikoura accommodation, or meet at the Kaikoura i-SITE visitor centre
All equipment and entry fees
Substantial morning or afternoon tea or light lunch served picnic style
Department of Conservation Concession fee