Explore the Indigenous
The first people of New Zealand
The Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand. Arriving more than 800 years ago from Polynesia, Maori make up 14% of our population.
Your New Zealand experience is not complete without experiencing Maori culture: ancient rituals and traditions, song and dance, crafts, art, and Maori food. Unique and vibrant, Maori cultural experiences are rich in legends and story-telling.