Urban Māori Tourism Experiences

Tāmaki Makaurau - A place desired by many.
Tāmaki Herenga Waka - The place where many canoes gather.

This is the traditional Māori name of Auckland that speaks of our diverse landscapes, beautiful harbours and fertile soils. It speaks of the coming together of different iwi (tribes) to meet and trade.

Today, people from all over the world visit Tāmaki Makaurau for the same reasons – to experience our natural beauty and unique Māori culture, now joined by more than 200 other cultural communities that call Auckland home.

In the spirit of manaakitanga – hospitality, generosity and openness of spirit – we welcome and embrace our visitors as guests.

Feel this spirit as you connect with the people, land and stories that have shaped our region.

Experience Auckland’s urban Māori tourism experiences, from guided tours that share knowledgeable insights into local Māori history, traditions and beliefs, through to contemporary Māori cultural art at our local galleries.

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