New Zealand, home of the kiwi, the native Maori and the All Blacks is one of the most recently settled major landmasses.
Over the following centuries these settlers were fundamental in creating the distinct culture now known as Maori. New Zealand was visited by numerous European and North American whaling, sealing and trading ships. They traded European foods and goods, especially metal tools and weapons.
Deep in the South Pacific, first to see the dawn of a new day. Aotearoa, New Zealand. New Zealand is a land of magnificent contrasts. There really is something for everyone. Lush sub-tropical beaches, high country tussock lands, snow covered mountains, breathtaking deep blue fields, native forests with their unusual vegetation. Unspoiled mates offering every watersport available. Excitement, action, a chance to do something you never thought you would do. Fascinating native wild life such as the kiwi, kea, kereru, tui, the ancient tuatara. The unique Maori culture of Aotearoa, this is New Zealand. Come and take a look.
New Zealand is a land of magnificant contrasts. It really has something for everyone – spectacular glacier rivers, pristine lakes fed from the vast melting alpine snows of the Southern Alps. Situated deep in the south pacific, New Zealand is comprised of two main islands. At the northern tip of the South island and covering just over 22000 Hectares, is New Zealand’s smallest national reserve : the Able Tasman National Park. When greeting a visitor to New Zealand the Maori would say ‘Nomai Haere Mai- Welcome to Aotearoa’ . We offer you the same welcome, to explore with us the heritage of these remarkable people on these islands they discovered so long ago. A whole world of change awaits as we examine the Maori history, their culture and their traditions.