At Ngāi Tahu Tourism, our purpose is to make the connection with our customers, through our people, to our place and to Ngāi Tahu.
We are one of the largest tourism operators in Aotearoa (New Zealand), hosting more than one million customers a year across our 12 iconic businesses. These include Shotover Jet, Guided Walks New Zealand, Dart River Adventures, Franz Josef Glacier Guides, Franz Josef Glacier Hot Pools, Hukafalls Jet, Agrodome, Rainbow Springs and Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. We are also a 50 percent owner in the famous astro-tourism experience Dark Sky Project.
We are owned by Ngāi Tahu, the biggest iwi by population in Te Waipounamu (the South Island). Ngāi Tahu has over 60,000 registered members, making us one of the largest whānau-owned businesses in Aotearoa.
We take great pride in warmly welcoming manuhiri (visitors) to our experiences. Manaakitanga (hospitality) is one of the core values that drives the way we do business. As hosts, we care for our customers and our team as our own whānau.
Our tourism roots extend back to when our ancestors were the guides for many of the first European explorers. Tourism allows us to host manuhiri, reconnect with ngā awa (rivers), ngā maunga (mountains) and te moana (the sea), and provide lasting memories for our customers. Through our story-telling based experiences, Dart River Adventures, Hollyford Track and Franz Josef Glacier Guides, we are also able to share one of our tribe’s most precious treasures – the stories of our traditions.
Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri, ā muri ake nei
For us and our children after us
Here are our other brands:
* Dart River Jet Safaris
* Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
* Guided Walks
* Huka Falls Jetboat
* Vantage Helicopters
* Rainbow Springs
* Dark Sky Project