Ko Tane Living Maori Village
Many visitors to New Zealand have questions about Maori life and culture. As home to Ko Tane, one of the country’s premier Maori cultural tours, we’re always happy to share what we know!
‘Where did the Maori live before they arrived in New Zealand?’ is a question we get a lot. The answer is that the Maori arrived in New Zealand from East Polynesia sometime before 1300. Over several centuries of relative isolation from their Polynesian ancestors, Maori developed a distinct culture and identity.
Polynesia describes the islands found within a geographic triangle with Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island making up the three corners. The diversity of the cultures found on these islands is fascinating, as are the many similarities.
To help you get a feel for Maori and Polynesian culture, we’ve come up with a list of some great cultural tours and experiences that will give you a fascinating peak into the lives of Maori and Pacific Islanders then and now. Continue reading