TIME Unlimited Tours has launched its Cultural City to Cape Collection for winter. The tours, named ‘Season of Matariki – A Star Journey’, target premium international visitors looking for a fully integrated, seasonally themed Maori cultural experience.
Clients seeking luxury options can immerse themselves in quality experiences that showcase culturally significant locations and attractions between Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Te Rerenga Wairua (Cape Reinga) at the top of New Zealand’s North Island. Tours range from one-day, one-way or multi-day options.
TIME Unlimited Tours works collaboratively with partners to deliver bespoke, exclusive or behind-the-scenes experiences as part of each itinerary to share both their Maori history and their everyday cultural upbringing.
The experiences provide exclusivity and choice by connecting local people to the local places visited so that every cultural encounter is tailored to the manuhiri (guests).
“The aim is to gain a sense of genuine connection between visitors and locals so that guests can have authentic experiences that share who we are as Maori,” says TIME Unlimited Tours director, Ceillhe Sperath. “Immersion into our tikanga (customs) fosters a greater understanding of Tangata Whenua (people of the land) and empowers our guests to feel comfortable to engage with the locals.”