authentic stories real culture

A land woven with the threads of history. Our people. Our stories. Our land.

Ngāi Tahu culture, traditions and stories help to define who we are and where we have come from as a people.

Our whakapapa, reo, tikanga, our ways of life and our relationship with the land and sea distinguish our history as the southern-most iwi of Aotearoa.

Through Takiwā Tourism, the tradition of oral history — the telling of ancient stories, myths and legends — continues today.

Karitāne Māori Tours


Ancestral rhythms of the past

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Mana Charters


Make a personal connection with the southern seas as the ancestral stories of the area add cultural depth to this unique fishing voyage on some of New Zealand’s most legendary waters.

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Ulva's Guided Walks

Stewart Island

Experience the untouched world of our ancestors and get up close to our unique and beautiful birdlife and botany on New Zealand’s magnificent southernmost islands.

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Te Ana Māori Rock Art


Share in the revitalisation of our tribal culture with the wonder of Māori Rock Art and the insights it provides to New Zealand’s first settlers.

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Māori Tours Kaikōura


Learn and participate in cultural traditions, share in the stories of our ancestors, and experience more than 800 years of Ngāi Tahu identity connected to Kaikōura’s stunning natural environment – where the mountains meet the sea.

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