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Māori culture in New Zealand

Tips for learning about Maori culture

If you want to learn more about the Māori and their culture in New Zealand, you can visit a museum. The Te Papa Museum in Wellington offers a comprehensive overview, with a number of exhibits. Interactive and informative. If you would like to immerse yourself in the local Māori culture on the North Island, we would be happy to arrange a very personal and authentic experience for you.

Books on Maori culture

Do you like reading? Then we recommend the following books on Māori culture and history:

  • “Land of the Long White Cloud” by singer Kiri Te Kanawa

  • “The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Maori Myth and Legend” by Margareth Orbell Bestel

  • “Legends of Aotearoa” by Chris Winitana

  • “Taming the Sun / Four Maori Myths” by Gavin Bishop

  • “Maui and the Suns / A Maori Tale” by Gavin Bishop


We work closely with the indigenous people of Australia and New Zealand. They have always lived in harmony with nature, but they have had a hard time in the last few centuries. Through sustainable tourism, their ancient stories are heard again and they are treated with respect.


Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand. Aotearoa can be translated as "The Land of the Long White Cloud".