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, Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga, the Heads Omapere; from Auckland - TIME Unlimited Tours, Toru Tours. When visiting the Cook Islands discover these beachfront villas, because you deserve some luxury, Muri Beach Resort, Nautilus Resort, or Rumours Villas and Spa on Rarotonga. These products are available via Planet Dwellers, or your preferred travel professional.
the Heads, Omapere, Northland NZ: are Northlands newest affordable luxury villas designed for couples seeking a relaxing seaside retreat. Each of the ten private courtyards showcase our landscaped gardens that surround the relaxing lounges, hot shower and popular outdoor spa. Each villa has air conditioning for those warmer evenings and conversely an inviting fireplace that warms each villa during those cooler nights. We have sourced locally created pamper products to be used within our gorgeous oversized bathrooms that feature, double wash basins, double monsoon showers, and our deep freestanding bath. Enjoy a great night sleep in our plush super king bed, and wake to the morning delight of having your in room Nespresso machine, create your morning cup of coffee, welcoming the new day. The Heads Omapere is your perfect escape, all year around.
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 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.
Daily morning departure 10am return 1pm Daily afternoon departure 1.30pm return 4.30pm
Nautilus 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. Only the highest quality fittings and furnishings have been selected with the guests comfort being the highest priory. I can see you staying here!
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.
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.