connoisseur

Connoisseur

The best way to appreciate and truly experience a new place is to immerse oneself in its culture. This enables a traveler to become an actual participant instead of a mere bystander. As true connoisseurs, we at TM2NZ present culture enthusiasts with a plethora of choices to ensure that you experience the local way of life.

Begin your journey of unraveling the different cultures as you experience traditions, customs, music, dance, art forms and food. Interested in learning about the history and culture of the Maori people – the original natives of the island? Let the legends of the Maori come alive with the stories of Chief Wiremu Kingi Te Awe and his wife, Trieste Te Awe of the Rangitane tribe at the Te Rangimarie Marae, a sacred meeting house of the Maori people or get lost in the power and rhythm of the famed Haka - the traditional war dance of the Maori. Learn about the rural life of New Zealand at the Feilding Livestock Sale as you witness the auctioning of thousands of sheep and cows or witness demonstrations of sheep mustering & shearing at the Rangitikei Farmstay. Did you know that sheep outnumber people six to one in New Zealand?!

Gorge on the world famous roast lamb of New Zealand or don the Chef’s hat for a more satisfying and fun filled gastronomic experience and pick vegetables and eggs at the Ridge Top Farm for a farm fresh meal.

Museums capture the essence of a place and so often are one of the best places to get a cultural whiff! Visit the amazing World of Wearable Arts ™ and Classic Cars Museum, which celebrates two distinct passions together, or the marvelous Te Papa Museum, one of New Zealand’s most popular national museums.

And as you experience a place’s culture, a culture through which the people identify themselves, it will bring you closer to truly understanding them as people and a country.