What makes Aotearoa-New Zealand unique in the world of travel is its Maori culture.
Other tourist destinations have spectacular natural features and landscapes and similar climates, but it is the Maori culture that gives this country its special flavour. And while other previously colonised countries have indigenous populations, the Maori, in New Zealand continue to exert the robust influence on everyday life and to hold to their cultural traditions more than probably anywhere else. An experience of Maori culture
is an essential component of any visit to Aotearoa (the Maori word for New Zealand meaning "Land of the Long White Cloud").
For a more detailed explanation of our philosophy
For a glossary of Maori words and phrases
Maori Language pronunciation
Maori Place Names
About a Marae Visit
History of the Treaty of Waitangi
What is Urban Maori Culture?
Stewart Island - Only the Twittering of Birds.