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Maori Tours Kaikoura

Kaikoura i-SITE visitor centre, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5567
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Very special

I was born a Kiwi, but have spent a long time in Australia. I pretty much missed the Maori... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2016
giholdaway
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Melbourne, Australia
Loved the experience of the first nations culture

Totally luv the experience. Both Rebecca and Gili were really friendly and very knowledgable. Of... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2016
janelle_rob
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Sydney, Australia
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A real insight into Maori people and our way of life. Join our family for a half day tour that combines stories of our ancestors, laughter and learning with weaving and a bushwalk to discover how we use plants. Throughout the journey you'll be involved and you can ask questions about the things you really want to know about. Awarded Best Cultural Experience in NZ 4 times following traveller reviews - Let us show you why.
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Kaikoura i-SITE visitor centre, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 28, 2016

I was born a Kiwi, but have spent a long time in Australia. I pretty much missed the Maori renaissance that happened, to a large degree, after I left. It meant that the first culture I studied with special care and attention was not the...More

Thank giholdaway
Reviewed March 13, 2016

Totally luv the experience. Both Rebecca and Gili were really friendly and very knowledgable. Of course the rugby was discussed. It was great to see the difference from my culture.More

Thank janelle_rob
Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Rebecca, Gilly, Maurice and I so enjoyed meeting you both and especially the insights we had into your history Janelle. It was truly a cultural exchange and, rugby aside, memorable for us all. Thanks for spending time with us and for posting this review -...More

Reviewed March 13, 2016

We wanted to learn at least a little about Maori history and culture while we are in New Zealand, but we weren't attracted to the large scale presentations in Rotorua. This tour exceeded all our expectations. There were only 10 of us in the group,...More

Thank James N
Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Kia ora James - we really appreciate your review and recommendation - thanks for choosing us. Nga mihi mahana Maurice

Reviewed February 21, 2016

The tour in itself is pretty good: you learn about the Kaikoura Maori history and Maori legends. Rebecca and Gilli were super friendly and knowledgeable. However, we were quite disappointed that the visit of the "fortified Maori village" is really just a field. The Bush...More

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Kaikkiwi, Manager at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2016

Kia ora Mathilde - thanks for taking the time to give feedback and we appreciate you sharing your experience. Rebecca and Gilly do a great job and we'll pass on your feedback to them. We're also checking the wording in our advertising and online presence...More

Reviewed January 13, 2016

This really is a tour everyone can take. Rebecca is highly knowledgable and dedicated guide whose love for Kaikoura Peninsula radiates. From being called onto the land, walking among ancient trees, meeting and sharing a meal with our hosts, to singing and laughing; this tour...More

Thank Linda M
Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2016

Lovely review Linda - thank you.

Reviewed January 5, 2016

Our family had a wonderful afternoon with Rebecca and her relatives in Kaikoura, learning about maori culture, hostory, herbal traditions, and more. Loved it.More

Thank ai12345
Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2016

Glad you loved the tour with Rebecca - she does a great job. I flicked through your other reviews and looks like Kaikoura really turned it on for you. Some folk don't realize how much there is to do here and don't plan a long...More

Reviewed January 4, 2016

What kind I say !! When I remember this tour fondly what comes to mind is "Excellent" our tour guide Rebecca was Maori and we learn a great deal about the culture and the island not to mention everything was so much fun and with...More

Thank Pekele B B
Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2016

So pleased you enjoyed the tour with us and thanks for posting this lovely review.

Reviewed December 13, 2015

There are many reasons to visit Kaikoura, but taking this tour is the best reason. Rebecca gave us insight into many aspects of Maori life, history and traditions. However, the best thing about the tour is the warm, personal connection we made with Rebecca and...More

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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2015

Kia ora William - we are so pleased to read your review and thank you for the comments. We aim to make each experience a personal one for our visitors and the connections we make are valued by all our whanau (family). Thanks again and...More

Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were picked in in a mini-bus at the I-site in Kaikoura by Rebecca and Gilly and spent a great afternoon (3-4 hours) looking at the Nga Niho Pa, weaving a flax flower, a Maori tea at Heather's and then an educational bush walk where...More

Thank RALPHIS62
Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2015

Hi Sandra and Ralph - thanks for posting this great review, Rebecca and Gilly will be pleased to read it when they arrive in later today. You may remember Marion and Antoine who were guests with us as well that day. They are travel bloggers...More

Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

As a tour guide myself, I'm fairly discerning about tours I take for myself. This tour was excellent. Informative, educational, varied, personal, and extremely memorable. Rebecca was so much fun, and Gillie was great on the guitar. Highly recommended if coming through, or to, the...More

Thank Sue R
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Kia ora Mary, I have replied to your earlier email and hopefully answered everything you need to know. If not, or if we can help further with your Kaikoura arrangements, please get back to us. Our local knowledge comes in... More
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