Explore the Indigenous
Maori Culture

The first people of New Zealand
Tangata Whenua

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.