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Come, discover the center of the universe at the edge of the world.

We are a collective of māori adventurers and entrepreneurs of Ngāi Tahu descent. Our goal is to share who we are, as Māori, with the world.

Walk our rivers and roam our forests. Discover. Drift in the Southern Ocean. Swim. Sit with our wildlife. Hear our stories and learn of our indigenous ways. Star gaze. Explore New Zealand through a living culture.

Come, journey with Takiwā.

Experience māori culture

  1. Discover amazing river and ocean adventures
  2. Uncover the secret lives of our native birds and trees
  3. Access our ancient art and archaeological sites
  4. Stay on our farms and play in our oceans
  5. Learn our stories, our traditions and experience a way of life unique to our culture.

Experiences

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River Valley Farm

Hurunui

1. A rural family farm stay
2. Mountain and ocean views
3. A boutique luxury camp site
4. Farm tour and animal feeding
5. Jet boat from river to ocean

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Te Ana Māori Rock Art

Timaru

1. A cultural and natural history museum
2. Introduction to Māori history and culture
3. Ancient artwork and artifacts
4. Visit the Māori rock art limestone caves
5. Explore an active archeological site

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Karitāne Māori Tours

Karitāne

1. Explore by traditional canoe
2. Paddle from river to coast
3. Golden beaches and epic wildlife
4. Visit a fortified village site
5. Rich Maori and European history

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Mana Charters

Awarua (Bluff)

1. Deep ocean fishing charter
2. Cruise the Southern Ocean
3. A master class in fishing
4. Traditional lobster boat
5. Highly experienced crew

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Ulva's Guided Walks

Rakiura (Stewart Island)

1. Stewart Island rare bird and plant safari
2. Discover a remote National Park
3. Track the elusive kiwi at night
4. See wildlife in a predator-free area
5. Explore with all your senses

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Hikoi Waewae

Hokitika

1. Walk a West Coast river
2. Breathtaking views
3. Hike deep into nature
4. Learn the history of pounamu
5. Maori culture and history

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