Our aim is to introduce you to Māori culture through captivating storytelling, unique local experiences and delicious cultural cuisine. We keep group numbers small to ensure we are able to interact with our guests on a personal level to deliver the ultimate immersion into New Zealand’s indigenous culture.

Whakatāne is New Zealand’s longest continually occupied settlement and we are the descendents of the town’s very first inhabitants. Walk with us to the most sacred sites of our ancestors as we share our traditional and contemporary Māori legends, history & customs to give you a unique insight into the Māori world.

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Rugby Safari NZ

Rugby Safari NZ Map

If you're taking part in festivities this is a must have app. Brought to you by the International Rugby Club (IRC), The Rugby Safari Map links travellers to a curated guide of authentic NZ experiences.

  • Rugby 2017 Festival events & information
  • Rugby Safari NZ events & information
  • Craft Breweries and legendary local pubs

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Rugby Safari NZ Accommodation

We’re co-ordinating a national network of rugby clubs and club members who are willing to host global rugby fans during the 2017 tour with proceeds going to the host's rugby club.

Club Park’n’Stay

If you are on the road in a camper, we have a selection of rugby club sites where you can park n stay.

Stay with locals

If you're struggling to find a bed, or are happy to host some soon-to-be global rugby mates, we’d love to hear from you.

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