An Encounter with the Ancient Maori Culture of Tauranga in New Zealand

by Roger Simister Arrow Tours

Tauranga is the largest city in the Bay of Plenty which is one of the fastest growing population centers of New Zealand. The marine adventures in this beautiful sunny city are the real temptation that attracts tourists over here. Along with that one can find a Maori culture which is a vital part of the life of a Kiwi and adds a unique, vibrant experience for visitors.

Tauranga is also known as the beach capital of New Zealand due to the captivating beaches out there. Tauranga is also one of the main centers for business, international trade, culture, fashion, and horticulture science.

The most attracting factor that makes Tauranga a visitor’s favorite place, especially during summers is the marine adventures like sailing, fishing and dolphin watching. Also, the stunning coastal environment gives an eye-pleasing as well as soul-satisfying experience.

Tauranga Cultures

One can find the combination of the exceptional nature of New Zealand with an authentic Maori Marae and cultural experience which also includes a Hangi which is the traditional steam cooked food.

Maori are the native people of New Zealand who came here more than 1000 years ago from their mythological Polynesian motherland of Hawaiki. Around 14% of total populations are Maori and their history, language, and traditions have become an identity of New Zealand.

Things to do in the Private Cultural Tours in Tauranga

  • Visiting Marae

One can explore the true culture of Maori by visiting Marae which are the tribal meeting grounds with the help of private cultural tours in Tauranga. Here you will get to hear Maori speeches and singing, notice carved meeting houses, get together with the local people who will greet you in their traditional way i.e. pressing of the noses and enjoy hangi which is cooked in earthy ovens.

  • Exploring Performing Arts

There is a wide variety of performing arts that can be found here in Tauranga. Performing arts here include melodious singing, rhythmic dancing, and ferocious Maori war dances also known as “haka” which are a must to see for any visitor. 

  • Take pleasure in traditional art forms

Traditional arts like carving, weaving, and tattooing are also alive in New Zealand. Precious jewelry and conventional weapons can be found in museums, galleries and artist’s workshops all over the country. If you catch a carving or weaving display, you will find that most of the techniques are untouched since ancient periods. 

  • Stories of Maori Culture

It is believed that New Zealand’s creation is described by the legend of Maui who is believed to be a demi-God who fished up the North Island using his magic hook. If you have a keen interest in understanding and experiencing the history and culture of New Zealand then there are plenty of places where you can get to know Maori legends which will keep you captivated for sure.

If you are someone who loves to explore various cultures and traditions then add a tour to the cultural city Tauranga of New Zealand at the top in your upcoming cultural tours. For a better understanding of the culture and tradition, you can also book private cultural tours packages in Tauranga that will make your trip hassle free and memorable.

Author Information:

Arrow Tours one of the most renowned tour experts of New Zealand offer affordable, fun-filled and interesting private cultural tours in Tauranga. For further details, you may visit

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