New Zealand Culture: Maori Tattoos

An important piece of Maori culture is the traditional Maori tattoo, or ta moko. This sacred art form was brought to New Zealand from the Polynesian islands and is a rite of passage for New Zealand’s indigenous Maori population. Ta moko are most commonly given on the face—the head is the most sacred part of Read More…

New Zealand: The South Island’s Top Touring

G’day mates! This week it’s all about the best touring on New Zealand’s South Island.  From sea kayaking Abel Tasman to hanging with the yellow-eyed penguins near Dunedin, to heli tours of alpine mountains  or cruising Doubtful Sound, or classic Maori cultural experiences, our top-notch friends on the South Island have got you covered! Nelson, Read More…

Maori Indigenous Heritage & Culture

G’day!  Did you know that the Maori make up 14% of New Zealand’s population and that their history, language, and traditions are key to Kiwi identity?  The Maori are the tangata whenua, the indigenous people of New Zealand.  According to Maori legend, they came to New Zealand more than 1000 years ago, from their Polynesian Read More…

New Zealand’s North Island

Typically, the South Island gets all the attention as New Zealand’s outdoor playground, but the North Island features sublime forests, rolling green hills, a geothermal playground, mountains and beaches.  Go on a ‘Great Walk,’ take a kayak journey to Cathedral Cove, peek in Hobbit Holes, abseil into a cave, take in the rich Maori culture Read More…