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Wednesday,  June 12, 2024 11:52 AM 

Contiki launches new New Zealand trip

Contiki launches new New Zealand trip
Pax Global Media

Contiki has launched another trip to its homeland of New Zealand.

Called Real New Zealand, the 15-day trip promises to provide travellers with unique experiences that show them the raw and authentic aspects of the country.

Travellers will have their spot guaranteed at an exclusive lakeside Marae Special Stay.

They’ll learn about Māori spirituality, traditional healing practices, customs, protocols and music, and have the chance to experience a haka that has been exclusively composed for Contiki travellers.

“We really wanted to work with local Māori to create the most authentic experience for our travellers,” he said. “The trip managers and drivers are working through a training program to strengthen their competency in Māori history, culture, customs (Tikanga) and language. It’s such a wonderful way for our travellers to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of the Indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand.”

Additionally, the trip includes special stays at Blue Duck Station, a conservation project on the banks of the Whanganui River, as well as an overnight cruise across the incredible Doubtful Sounds.

For adventure-lovering travellers, this trip includes skydiving, kayaking, bungy jumping, ziplining and jet boat riding.

The exclusive Māori experiences on the itinerary are the result of Contiki’s New Zealand Operations Manager Richie Pepene’s connection with local iwi.

For more information about the Real New Zealand, click here.

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