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“Insightful, interesting, personal and informative tour.”

Maori Tours Kaikoura
Ranked #12 of 28 Tours in Kaikoura
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Really enjoyed learning about local history and culture in a relaxed, fun tour. Kaikoura isn't all about whales! Give yourself time to spend time on the land as well as at sea when visiting this terrific town.

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Reviewed May 31, 2012

As Kiwis we were not exactly sure what to expect on the tour but hands down the Maori tour with Maurice and Heather is one of New Zealand tourism gems. A fantastic experience this is a "must do" activity for International tourists and Kiwis alike. Being welcomed into their home and to make a flax flower topped off a suberb half day. Of course and how could I forget Maurice's singing, he is surely the next Howard Morrison!!

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Reviewed May 6, 2012

Was so insightful and great introduction to Maori culture. Quite an intimate experience. Totally loved it.

Thank Pritish27
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2012

Awesome Pritish - thanks heaps and hope you're enjoying Queenstown - take care!!

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Reviewed May 1, 2012

Maurice leads a fantastic tour. We learned so much and had a lot of fun along the way. We learned a song in Maori, were given Maori names, learned to weave flowers from flax, and were
taken to his home and welcomed by his wife who prepared some really nice snacks for us. Maurice's young grandson accompanied us on part of the trip, which was really fun. It was nice to be with a small group, and have an intimate cultural experience. We felt like we really left with some understanding of the Maori culture, and Maurice did a great job of explaining things to us as well as answering our questions. If you only do one Maori experience in NZ, I highly recommend this one.

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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2012

Love your photo's and thanks for the great review - we know it takes time to post feedback and we're grateful.

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Reviewed April 6, 2012

We can't say enough good things about Maurice and his Maori Tour in Kaikoura; this tour is a must-see for anyone looking to experience the native Maori culture on NZ's South Island! Maori Tours proved helpful and flexible from the first time we called, helping us schedule an appropriate day/time, describing what to expect, and even picking my wife and I up from our hotel the day of. The tour itself was a total departure from the large-scale tourist-machine "culture tour" you see other places and instead was an intimate journey around sacred and special Maori locations in Kaikoura. Maurice's familiarity with 800 years of Maori history and culture was more than enough to answer our group's multitude of questions, and his preparedness for any situation made a flash rain-storm mid-tour a non-issue when he provided everyone umbrellas, hot tea, and snacks! My wife and I lean toward adventure and excitement on our vacations, and our choosing to tour with Maori Tour was a bit of an afterthought. BUT, after seeing how professional and personal Maurice and his Wife were (the tour is a two-person business!), we absolutely had to recommend it to others. Expect a 3.5 hour outing with a private van and a group of 10 or less. We spent no more than 1 hour driving from place to place. The vast majority of our time was spent at scenic historic locations and on a stunning walk (easy graveled walk, about 1km) of a nearby medicinal forest. Thank you to Maori Tours Kaikoura for helping to make our NZ vacation more than memorable!

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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2012

Thanks for the great review - we had a good time too!! It was wonderful spending time with you guys and looking at the similarities - what a mix of cultures Navaho, Irish, Mexican, Venezuelan, Maori and Scottish. Take care and keep in touch!!!

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