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A real insight into Maori people and our way of life. Join our family for a half day tour that combines stories of our ancestors, laughter and learning with weaving and a bushwalk to discover how we use plants. Throughout the journey you'll be...more
Kaikoura i-SITE visitor centre, Kaikoura 7300, New Zealand
+64 3-319 5567
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

There are many tours you can take in New Zealand to learn about the Maori and their culture and history, but this is the only one you should book. And, it should be the tour you book in Kaikoura instead of whale watching (where you...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

This is a lovely review Cyndy and Maurice and I really enjoyed spending time with you both. We're so pleased you mentioned sharing the culture with the world, as this is so rewarding for us as it often gives our manuhiri (visitors) a new view...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Recently took a tour with these amazing people of who are lovely, passionate and open minded to opinions and learning of others. Involved with the group and remain amazing through the stories and experiences they provided.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Oh wow - great feedback Matt and much appreciated.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Amazing time with Maurice, Celeste and Lorraine such lovely people and amazing vibes from them such great knowledge on their maori background along with fun times! Thanks so much really enjoyed my timeMore

Date of experience: August 2017
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Hi Bianca, this is Heather who was at the afternoon tea spot. Maurice, Celeste and Lorraine were buzzing when they returned from the tour as well and said the students were awesome with loads of great questions. Thanks for posting a review and all the...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017

We spent a fabulous morning with Repeka and Heather, who provided us with fascinating, personal insights into Maori culture, history and perspectives, while showing us around the beautiful Kaikoura Peninsula. It was also especially interesting to hear about and see the dramatic changes to the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2017

Thanks for this cool review. The changes to the landscape are fast becoming the highlight for many of our guests who are fascinated to see the uplift for themselves as well as stand on the newest beach in the world. Sure hope we get to...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Maori Tours Kaikoura offer a unique and authentic Maori experience. I took a group of tertiary students from Wellington to participate on the tour back in August this year. We were treated like whanau, introduced to the beauty of Kaikoura. Thank you Maurice, Heather and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2016

Kia ora Adam, great feedback thanks. Hope to see you and a new group of students next year. Mihinui Maurice.

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Had a great morning touring this beautiful area, learning a bit of the Maori history and traditions. Guides went above and beyond by graciously celebrating my husbands birthday with a fantastic tea, cake and song. Walk through forest learning about traditional medicine from plants was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Thanks for the great feedback Rima - you guys brought sunshine into a dull Kaikoura day. Hope you and Ono enjoy the remainder of your NZ visit and let us know how your Air NZ direct flight back home goes. Take care Heather, Maurice and...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

A big thanks to Maurice, Heather and Rebecca of Maori Tours Kaikoura for sharing their wonderful insights into the local Maori history and culture, which we experienced on our recent Weltec field trip to Kaikoura - it was the highlight of my time there. The...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Kia ora Rosemary, many thanks for this great review and your appreciation. Please do contact when you come back this way, we would love to see you. Pass on our regards to your class mates at Weltec and Jamie and Adam. Mihinui Maurice

Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have Maurice as our tour guide! He was charming, humble, and told a sorry so well. He kept us thoroughly entertained from beginning to end. His wife, who served us lunch, could not have been kinder. Fascinating information about the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

The tour was recommended to me by a local, and I'm glad I went. What impressed me most was that, despite the fact that they've been doing these tours for 15+ years now, nothing about it seems "canned" (I've been on far too many tours...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2016

It's so nice to read one of our locals suggested you take the tour with us and also your beautiful words. You are bang on - we are genuinely interested and have met so many incredible and diverse people over the last 15 years. As...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

Thank you Maurice and Rebecca for an excellent tour yesterday. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about Maori history, culture and traditions. We did enjoy learning and singing the song too! Please also thank Heather for welcoming us in to her home and for the lovely food....More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Kaikkiwi, Owner at Maori Tours Kaikoura, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2016

Kia ora Trevor - lovely to hear from you and very pleased you enjoyed the tour. Doug and Carmel emailed to say they had a great time as well and they also enjoyed talking with you and Fiona. Making those connections with people is very...More

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Mary K
6 August 2017|
Response from Kaikkiwi | Property representative |
Kia ora Mary, I have replied to your earlier email and hopefully answered everything you need to know. If not, or if we can help further with your Kaikoura arrangements, please get back to us. Our local knowledge comes in... More