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NATIVConnectioNZ:Real Maori Experiences- Day Tours

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Address: 5A Harvey Street | Wairaka, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
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+64 21 220 8015

Authentic immersions into the heart of New Zealand's indigenous culture....

Authentic immersions into the heart of New Zealand's indigenous culture. Get Real, Get Nativ and get deep into Māori New Zealand!

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Heartwarming and informative

The highlight of our holiday at Mt Maunganui was the NativConnection guided tour and hangi at a homestead in Whakatane. Everything felt authentic, from the friendliness and sense... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2015
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 January 2015

The highlight of our holiday at Mt Maunganui was the NativConnection guided tour and hangi at a homestead in Whakatane. Everything felt authentic, from the friendliness and sense of fun to the perspective on history and flavour of the hangi-cooked kai. Everything was presented in a generous spirit. Highly recommended for New Zealanders as well as overseas visitors.

Thank Jenny1234907
Whakatane, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

Excellent hosting and very informative. A most enjoyable experience that is enjoyed by all the people I know who have done the walking tour.

Thank Mawera1
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

On the 18th May 2014 a group including my wife, married friends with their young toddler and I were lucky enough to be guided around the Whakatane District/ sights by William from Nativ Connections. This tour was to show us the sights of the area from the perspective of a local who knows first-hand of significant areas and the Maori... More 

Thank 450maria2014
Kerikeri, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2014

William is a wonderful host with incredible knowledge of the area, showcasing a great range of sights. There is something of interest for everyone. The tour is suitable for all ages and William makes sure everyone feels welcome. After the trip I felt very connected with the area and it gave me a great insight into Maori culture in a... More 

Thank Diana1408
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 September 2013

These guys are the real deal! If you are looking to experience the local Maori culture and unprecedented hospitality of the Whakatane community NATIVCnnectionNZ has your best interest. I will forever remember the time I spent with William and the rest of the guys. One highlight for me included an authentic hangi feast followed by karaoke night with the local... More 

Thank daveburnett
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2013

It's hard to imagine my trip to NZ without William and the guys from NATIVConnectionNZ. They care so much about their community and I feel blessed that I was able to share in it with them. If you're looking for a genuine experience in a Maori community then a booking with NATIVConnectioNZ is a must. A lot of the activities... More 

Thank GriffinCarpenter
Hong Kong, China
1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2013

Very enjoyable tour. Great way to see and experience the New Zealand culture at a local level. We were picked up from our motel in Rotorua and driven down to Whakatane. Once in Whakatane, we became full participants in many of the local Maori customs, which was what we were looking for. If your looking for an in-depth indigenous experience,... More 

Thank Jordan D
Ohope Beach
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

William has a wealth of knowledge and tells the stories about our area in an engaging memorable way. Would be of great interest to our overseas visitors and to our fellow Kiwi's as well. The short trip which takes in the splendid new Museum would be great for everyone too and especially suitable for school groups. I did the full... More 

Thank Moanarua

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