Best Maori Culture in Auckland
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Auckland team
No visit to New Zealand is complete without some history. Maori Culture in Auckland is a very popular draw for visitors, and there are plenty of activities around to immerse you in the old and new ways of Auckland's Maori.
Auckland Maori Culture is an important part of life here. It's not just the history of the area's indigenous people that's fascinating, it's their lives now. There are several places you can go to that offer ready made programmes of Maori entertainment and education. Most of these involve a tour of an authentic or reconstructed Maori village, followed by Maori dancing and music, and a sit down Maori meal. If you want to find out more about the Maori, independently, you can find many restaurants that boast a range of traditional Maori dishes, plus there are dozens of art galleries in and around the city which showcase Maori art. There's even an indoor Maori village in Auckland. Or you can take a drive out to places like Tamaki, Remuera and Orakei, which have a very high Maori population, and just wander the villages yourself.