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NATIVConnectioNZ:Real Maori Experiences- Day Tours

5A Harvey Street | Wairaka, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 21 220 8015
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Heartwarming and informative

The highlight of our holiday at Mt Maunganui was the NativConnection guided tour and hangi at a... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2015
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Great service and really educational

Excellent hosting and very informative. A most enjoyable experience that is enjoyed by all the... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2015
Whakatane, New Zealand
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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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11 Jan 2015
“Heartwarming and informative”
6 Jan 2015
“Great service and really educational”
5A Harvey Street | Wairaka, Whakatane 3120, New Zealand
+64 21 220 8015
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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...More

Thank Jenny1234907
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
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...More

Thank 450maria2014
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...More

Thank Diana1408
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...More

Thank daveburnett
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...More

Thank GriffinCarpenter
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,...More

Thank Jordan D
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...More

Thank Moanarua
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25 November 2017|
Response from William S | Property representative |
Sorry, we no longer have a transfer servicing Rotorua.