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Heritage, Knowledge and Information. Puke Ariki is a world-class knowledge centre where library, museum and visitor information are combined to tell the stories of Taranaki - past, present and future.
Southland has a treasure chest of art galleries and museums. Local and international exhibitions will satisfy every taste of art as well as a wealth of informative historical displays.
Suggested Time: 2 days
When Maui fished up the North Island of New Zealand – Te Ika a Maui – it was from his canoe which, as the legend says, became the South Island.
As New Zealand’s second oldest city, Nelson’s heritage is steeped in both Maori and European influence. Over time, personalities attracted by the creative and natural environment, have seen a distinct regional culture develop.
Many historic features of the West Coast can be visited today and are accessible by road or on various walks.
A brief look back in time...
Welcome to the Tairawhiti Heritage Trail. It leads you through lands now within the Gisborne District. The Trail winds through the ancestral lands of the Maori who arrived here over a thousand years ago.
Explore the people aspects of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. From modern art and local theatre to quirky museums and historic homes, there’s a lot to expand your mind on this journey.
Discover tranquillity at Mangakino, beside beautiful Lake Maraetai.
The Taranaki region boasts a thriving arts industry, boasting world-renowned art galleries, museums, and some of the country’s top artists and craftspeople.