Photo Credit: Points of Difference Travel & Events
Photo Credit: Points of Difference Travel & Events
KUPU tourism represents a unique collection of Maori Tourism Experiences, Tours and Accommodation; including from Rotorua - Mitai Maori Village; from Northland - Footprints Waipoua, the Kauri Museum; from Auckland - TIME Unlimited Tours, Toru Tours.
TIME Unlimited Tours - Auckland, (“To Integrate Maori Experiences”) is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tour operators and one of the country’s most-awarded tourism businesses. The knowledgable team members escort manuhiri (guests) on a wonderful journey throughout Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Aotearoa (New Zealand). Choose a tour that suits your curiosity from either the daily small group or exclusive private tours, seated in various top-end Mercedes vehicles with highly-qualified guides showcase their stunning backyards that is New Zealand. The most popular tours are: Auckland Maori Full Day Group Tour, or try the Private tour that includes Hobbiton and Rotorua, returning via Waitomo Caves the next day.
Toru Tours, Auckland NZ half day city sight: Step off the tourist trail and discover hidden corners of New Zealand’s largest city on this 3-hour half day Auckland express bus tour. Your guide will take you to One Tree Hill, Mt Eden Volcano, the Wintergardens, Parnell Village and the historic Holy Trinity Church. Visit Bastion Point for panoramic views over Waitemata Harbour, and admire beautiful houses along upmarket Paratai Drive. Delve into Auckland’s rich maritime history, see a working farm in action and gain insight into the native Maori heritage for which New Zealand is famous.
Footprints Waipoua - Northland, Twilight Encounter, witness the day transition to night and by default feel your senses become hauntingly enhanced. Experience the deep spiritual respect that Maori have for the giant kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest. On this 4 hour journey your local Maori guide will share thought-provoking information, humorous banter, stories and legends before respectfully greeting the oldest and largest known kauri trees in the world with spine-tingling chants and song. Be fascinated by the work of Mother Nature when visiting the Four Sisters, be mesmerised by the 3000 year old Te Matua Ngāhere -The Father of the Forest and be enchanted by the largest giant, Tāne Mahuta, a national icon.
Kauri Museum - Northland, the popular Highlights Tour, is perfect for those who are short on time and want to make sure that they cover the top ten highlights of The Kauri Museum Collection. Don’t miss photo opportunities with the 22 metre long Balderston kauri and unlock the secrets hidden within our Aladdins Cave. Take home insights and information about our collection that happens behind the scenes, including helpful tips on places to visit while holidaying in Northland. Spaces are strictly limited to 10 people per tour. General admission is also available for a leisurely pace through this museum.
Resort – Rarotonga, Cook Islands: Pure beachfront gem on the
South Pacific’s crystalline sands of Muri Beach is the Cook Islands newest
small luxury resort. The Nautilus Resort with its Polynesian inspired
luxuriously appointed private junior suites and 2 & 3 bedroom Ares’ (villas)
each with their own private salt water plunge pool offers a seaside retreat
that you have always dreamt of, from a Polynesian Island vacation. The resort
has been architecturally designed and built with ecological authenticity. Solar
power, UV treated and filtered drinking water, full recycling systems and
edible organic gardens make this the most forward thinking luxury eco build in
the Cook Islands to date. Find your special relaxation
place, whether it is a dip in your private plunge pool outside of your room,
splashing in the infinity swimming pool, enjoying a mud wrap at the Nautilus
Day Spa, or sipping on a fresh mojito at the Bar as you look out over the
lagoon. You deserve to stay at the Nautilus Resort, Rarotonga.
Mitai Maori Village – Rotorua NZ; Located 5 minutes drive from Rotorua CBD, Mitai Maori Village offers you an authentic Maori cultural evening inclusive of dinner - the traditional earth cooked Hangi. Witness warriors in traditional dress paddle in an ancient canoe. Be captivated by our songs and dances as well as displays of weaponry, the fierceness of the Haka, and the graceful movements of the poi dance. Learn about carvings and ta moko (tattoo art). Marvel at our sacred Fairy Spring flowing directly from our mountain, and view our glow worms in their natural habitat.
Rumours Luxury Villas & Spa - Rarotonga, Cook Islands: Designed to create an atmosphere that one would expect when arriving into a World Class standard of luxury accommodation. This multi award winning resort welcomes guests into their villa courtyard, where they can close the door and live within their own private world. Each of the seven villas are self contained, two bedroom, two bathroom and includes private swimming pools. We have been recognized in the TOP 25 Hotels in two Travelers Choice Award categories for the South Pacific region competing against the likes of Australia, New Zealand & Fiji (Feb 2019). Ranking #3 winner in the South Pacific category of TOP 25 SMALL HOTELS as well as #23 in the South Pacific forTOP 25 HOTELS FOR ROMANCE. I can see you staying here!
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