Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Tours are the leading Māori tourism providers in Wellington and a member of the Ministry of Education’s Professional Learning and Development (PLD) Provider Panel.
An indigenous Māori cultural experience awaits visitors to Wellington and Aotearoa providing an authentic and unique opportunity to share in the rich culture and history of Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington) and the Te Ātiawa/Taranaki Whānui (tribe).
Our small but experienced team will ensure you discover, learn, and experience the Manaakitanga that is inherent within Māori culture and found here at Te Raukura, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke. Our tour operations are supported by and meet the standards of our industry partners.
As a PLD Provider our team of accredited facilitators can provide a wide range of cultural education kaupapa that will enhance your schools Te Ao Māori journey and provide a platform to build and sustain your connection with mana whenua Te Atiawa.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa
TIA is uniquely positioned to shape tourism for the ongoing benefit of Aotearoa and our people. Through leadership, influence and action, TIA creates an environment where our industry can develop in a sustainable way, delivering tangible benefits for business, communities, government, visitors and our environment.View website
Tourism Sustainability Commitment
Te Raukura, Te Wharewaka o Pōneke is a member of the Tourism Sustainability Commitment contributing to a truly sustainable tourism industry that makes a positive and enduring contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand. While striving to achieve economic returns we are committed to sharing the overwhelming benefits tourism brings with our community, contributing to restoring, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, and to be a high quality destination of choice for domestic and international visitors.Our Commitment to Sustainability
Recognises those businesses that are focused on protecting what makes New Zealand unique and special. Our award can be proudly displayed as evidence that Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Tours is committed to protecting our beautiful natural environment, enhancing connections with our local communities, whilst also delivering a quality, safe experience for all visitors.View website
New Zealand Māori Tourism
Māori tourism offers you a unique insight into our world that has been shaped by our ancestors, our culture, our traditions, and our environment. At the heart of it all is manaaki manuhiri – care and respect for all people, from all places. We share with you our stories, our people, our place.View website
WellingtonNZ works with a large number of tourism, accommodation and experience providers across the region, to help promote the best Wellington has to offer to both the travel trade and direct to consumers.
Our tourism partnerships are about cementing Wellington as New Zealand's favourite weekend destination and ensuring international visitors include Wellington for at least two nights as part of a longer New Zealand holiday. We also work to ensure visitors eat local, shop local and explore all the joys the wider Wellington region has to offer whether that's the wineries of the Wairarapa, the trails of the Hutt Valley, family fun in Porirua or the charms of the Kāpiti Coast.View website