Join Cultural Crossroads on this extraordinary cultural adventure. We will participate in the Waitangi Day Ngapuhi celebrations,
an authentic Maori tradition.
Waitangi Day marks the Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the treaty) signed between Queen
Victoria and Ngapuhi chiefs in 1840 at Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands. The Treaty established a British Governor
of New Zealand, recognized Maori ownership of their lands and other properties, and gave the Maori the rights of British subjects,
thus forming the basis of modern New Zealand. Every year, Maori tribes from all over the country congregate at Waitangi to
commemorate the treaty. It is probably the most significant date in the Maori calendar.
The Maori Celebrations
Tour is new for Cultural Crossroads travelers for 2012 to coincide with the Waitangi Day and represents a unique cultural
immersion experience. We will be part of all preparations and celebration of the Ngapuhi tribe, the most prominent Maori community
in New Zealand. We will live, train, learn and celebrate together with the Maori people. Highlights of the tour include:
- In-depth talks on Maori history, traditions and culture
- Visit to the Auckland Museum
(local canoe) lessons
- 6 Days total cultural immersion with the Ngupuhi tribe
- Visits to Paihia - the place
where Captain Cook landed
- Visit to Haruru Falls
- Visit to the traditional hot spring pools at Ngawha
nights in Aukland
Please note: this tour is priced for a minimum of 10 people. Check up our “Tips
& Help” section for specific requirements regarding physical preparedness, and cultural immersion tips.