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Maori Cultural Experience

Maori Cultural Experience, New Zealand

This memorable tour brings you close to the Maori community in Kaikoura in a way that is not possible elsewhere in New Zealand. You will be picked up after lunch and receive a warm welcome when you are invited to spend the day with the family who introduce you to Maori culture, which dates back over 800 years. You will have the chance to try your hand at weaving and other traditional customs as well as listen to ancient spiritual stories through the voices of the ancestors. The tour concludes around 5pm when you will be transferred back to your accommodation.

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Other experiences in Kaikoura

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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