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Lorraine

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

For a great half day sign up for Maori Tours Kaikoura! Maurice was an excellent teacher and guide. We got an insight into history and traditions we could not have gotten from books. The tour was personalized by being encouraged to ask questions to get more details in topics we became curious about. The hands on learning was enjoyable--learning how to sustainably cut flax leaves to make flowers, visiting an old growth forest and learning to identify native plants as food or medicine, learning how to introduce yourself in the Maori tradition, the song...

The half day went too quickly.

Reviewed about 6 years ago

Maori Tours Kaikoura responds:

Lorraine it was our pleasure meeting you both and it's nice to get your feedback. Hope everything goes well for you with your bid for residency and who knows; maybe our paths will cross again sometime soon. Take care - Maurice and Heather

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Teri C

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We enjoyed listening to Maurice share his heritage with us. His explanations were thorough and interesting. He answered our questions with complete honesty. We were welcomed into his home by both him and his wife, Heather where we shared a lite meal. Afterwards we traveled to the forest where he shared his knowledge of the plants and Maori legends.
Thanks! I would highly recommend this tour to friends and relatives.

Reviewed over 6 years ago

Maori Tours Kaikoura responds:

Thanks Teri - we very much appreciate your feedback and recommendation - remember to pop in if you're back our way now you're part of our whanau (family) too!

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cruisysue

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Of all the things we did in the South Island our family voted this best by far. Morris was the most entertaining tour guide we've met and a true gentleman in every way. We learnt so much and will treasure our time with them forever!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Maori Tours Kaikoura responds:

Thanks for the lovely comments - we really appreciate your feedback.

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Pascal

New Zealand

Ranking: 4/10

I had been looking forward to this tour and was very disappointed and felt we were charged far too much; Meeting the family comprised Maurice talking to us and then meeting his Scottish born wife; the weaving comprised standing outside the van for 10 mins trying to weave a piece of flax, no examples of finished product nor seeing a
weaver working; no visuals of what the pah may have looked like. Come on guys! We can do better than this, have experienced far more enagaging cultural tours in Rotorua which I recommended to many. This was very disappointing and embarrassing, my foreign guests were amused!

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Maori Tours Kaikoura responds:

Oh my goodness Pascal - we hoped never to receive a review like this. We've fallen well short of your expectations and I'm sorry for that. We are grateful for your candid feedback and we partucularly like the suggestion about examples of completed weaving - we'll do that.

How can we put it right? We keep good tour records and in an effort to identify what went wrong we would appreciate more info. I've checked our bookings and can't find anyone named Pascal who travelled with us this season; so would you mind contacting with more details - date and time of the tour. Our freephone is 0800 866 267 or email info@maoritours.co.nz Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

Kia ora Pascal, it's now almost two months since you posted the above comment and we haven't heard from you yet! We really would appreciate you making contact as soon as possible - many thanks.

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boppie

United States

Ranking: 10/10

A very interesting and fun introduction to the Maori culture and history. Our hosts were warm and informative. They provided a real feeling of the Maori experience. Great tour and visit. It was over all too soon.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Maori Tours Kaikoura responds:

Thanks for the lovely comments and for taking the time to post a review.

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rickweldon

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

This is a "must do" for any visitor to New Zealand who would like to learn more about Maori culture in the Kaikoura area. This tour is exceptional in that for a half day you feel welcomed and immersed in Maori history, legend and traditions, and come away with more than just facts and figures, but rather a feeling that you participated in something you'll never forget. Bravo to Maurice and his family for doing such a great job!

Reviewed almost 8 years ago

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creed

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Thought I'd add the pakeha KIWI perspective.

Great half-day out. Informative, interactive and I especially liked:
1. the 'connection' of the family heritage in this place that is Kaikoura.
2. Whanaungatanga (building relationships)

Ka kite ano
Whitu

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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allesca

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Interesting, informative, entertaining and fun. What more can you ask? Fascinating perspective on Maori culture, historic and modern, all told with respect and humour. Thanks for an excellent afternoon.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

Maori Tours Kaikoura responds:

Thanks heaps for the great review Allesca - we're pleased you enjoyed the day.