15-18 April 2018, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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Pre & Post Touring

The World Indigenous Tourism Summit encourages you to delve further into New Zealand and explore the beautiful country that is Aotearoa. We recommend you take a look at the following areas regional websites and use the contact information provided to find out more information on local tourism operators.

To find Māori tourism experiences throughout New Zealand, please refer to NZ Māori Tourism's website here.


Northland - Te Tai Tokerau

In Northland, you'll gain an insight into the coming together of two peoples, Māori and Pakeha. Northland is renowned for its spectacular coastlines, marine reserves and kauri forests. The natural landscape is a specialty, full of amazing opportunities to connect with the land, sea and forest. Northland attracts visitors for its pristine white sandy beaches, maritime sports and a relaxed pace, authentic Māori culture, natural wonders, and stories about the heritage and people. 

To read more: Northland I-Site



The Waikato is well known for its nature-based tourism, underground wonders, Middle Earth movie magic and iconic Waikato River. Explore Hamilton (Kirikiriroa) City's urban attractions, the stunning black sand beaches of Raglan, and ancient bush-clad mountains. The region is home to the iconic Waitomo Caves and Hamilton Gardens while parkland and mountain ranges offer fantastic walking, hiking and cycling trails.

To read more: Hamilton I-Site



Experience a volcanic wonderland where the land steams, mud and water bubble and geysers erupt into the air. A place where the Earth's crust is thin and the history dense, surrounded by sparkling lakes and thousands of hectares of native forest. A nature lover's playground where you can experience Māori culture and satisfy your inner adrenalin junkie, all while exploring a geothermal wonderland and beautiful beaches.

To read more: Rotorua I-Site


Wellington - Te Whanganui a-Tara

Called the world's 'coolest little capital' Wellington is known for its vibrant arts scene, world class cafe and restaurant culture, and active outdoor lifestyle. A creative, cosmopolitan city, Wellington combines the sophistication of a capital city with the warmth and personality of a village. Spectacular coastlines, big skies, wide valleys and colonial townships make up the Wairarapa, one of the country's top wine and food destinations, with the surrounding lands covered in vineyards, olive groves and beef, sheep and dairy farms.

To read more: Wellington I-Site


Christchurch - Ōtautahi

Christchurch offers visitors one of the worlds most unique destinations. Urban regeneration, creativity and innovation flow through the city with new restaurants and bars, street art and inspirational transitional projects, all the while staying true to its heritage.

To read more: Chirstchurch I-Site



Kaikōura boasts an astonishing variety of marine life including whales, dolphins, seals and albatross, and provides an unforgettable location throughout the region.

To read more: Kaikoura I-Site


15-18 April 2018, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

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