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.
Our vision is of a collective of thriving indigenous businesses which benefit local communities, improve outcomes for whānau (families) and honor and respect our environment.
We are on a mission to nurture indigenous self-determination so we can contribute to that thriving tribal economy.
And the purpose of takiwā tourism is to connect manuhiri (visitors) to indigenous experiences and to support whānau (family) businesses to establish and thrive by providing the tools, sharing the insights and teaching the capabilities necessary for business development and growth.
We are an indigenous enterprise which means our business is driven by purpose rather than profit, so while it looks like we might just be a tourism business, at the heart of it, we’re actually in the business of producing positive social, cultural, environmental and economic outcomes for indigenous whānau (families). And tourism just happens to be a vehicle that allows us to do just that!