Where to experience the Maori Culture in New Zealand

As a part of your trip, there is definitely one experience that you cannot miss and that’s getting to know the Maori Culture in New Zealand.


One of the youngest cultures in the world, the Maori first arrived and settled as the first people of New Zealand in the 13th century. Today, Maori traditions and values go hand in hand with those of the country and Te Reo is an official language. So if you’re wondering where you can experience the Māori Culture in New Zealand, we have listed the best places just for you.


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Credit: James Heremaia



Located in the North Island, Rotorua is known for its geothermal wonders, from gurgling mud cauldrons to colorful pools. Explore Wai-O-Tapu scenic thermal park, feel the thrill of rafting the Tutea Falls and visit a local Maori village.

Learn the Māori language and indulge in Hangi, a feast cooked in earth ovens. Say hello to traditional Māori at the Marae, the meeting grounds. Here is where Ta Moko, the unique tattoos are made and the Haka, a war dance, is performed.

To be a part of this wonderful cultural experience, book your stay in Rotorua with us, your inbound tour operator.



The first city in the world to see the rise of a new day is a great place to get in touch with the Maori Culture in New Zealand. Make your way to Titirangi (Kaiti) Hill and set foot where the first Māori people landed after navigating the Pacific in a canoe.

45% of the people who live in this coastal city are of Maori ethnicity, so you will be sure to have plenty of contact. Why not join them in a wine tasting experience, where you can have a sip of the world’s most revered wines?


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Bay of Islands and the Treaty of Waitangi

If you’re looking to know more about Māori history, then the Bay of Islands is the place to go. And lying right in its heart are the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is where the indigenous people signed an accord with the British Crown and New Zealand’s first capital city was born.

Besides a rich Maori culture, the Bay of Islands has lots of exciting things to do on holiday. From kayaking alongside penguins and dolphins to exploring nature walking tracks, there is something for everyone.



One of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world by The Economist, Auckland is a destination that will make you fall in love with New Zealand.

While there, explore volcanoes, beautiful beaches and world-class vineyards, just half an hour driving from the CBD. Visit Auckland Museum too and learn all about the Maori Culture and rich diversity of New Zealand.


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Credit: James Heremaia


So pack your bags and get ready for an amazing vacation. Which is full of deep insights on the fascinating Maori Culture in New Zealand.



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