An authentic Maori cultural experience in the Bay of Islands tourism region
Native Nature Tours is an eco cultural tourism business owned and operated by Aaron and Luanne Taikato. As members of the local Maori tribe in the Bay of Islands, Luanne's family have lived on these tribal lands for many generations.
This area is one of few places left in Aotearoa (New Zealand) where the Maori language is still common in daily use and the Maori traditions of old are still practised.
Unlike a showcased tourist event, Native Nature Tours gives you a genuine, real life cultural experience on all of our guided nature treks.
Authentic Maori cultural experience
Your visitor experience at Native Nature Tours include authentic cultural tourism experiences such as a traditional Maori welcome at our marae (meeting house), visits to sacred places, information on local landmarks and an introduction to the Maori language and culture. You'll also learn about traditional Maori medicines and food during our bush treks.
If you stay overnight, you can indulge in a delicious hangi meal which has been cooked underground, the traditional Maori way. You'll be able to hear folk tales or even learn Maori folk songs around the campfire.
Choose Native Nature Tours for a truly authentic Maori tourism experience.