Discover authentic cultural experiences

Curated and hosted by indigenous locals from around Aotearoa, NZ

Empowering indigenous communities through tourism

We’re a social startup and indigenous owned (Māori) company working with indigenous communities and tourism organisations in our home country Aotearoa New Zealand to create jobs and business opportunities for indigenous communities. Maori make up less than 1% of small businesses in New Zealand and are nearly three times likely to be unemployed. Our purpose is to help Maori and other indigenous communities around the world build sustainable lifestyles for themselves and their families by sharing their culture with travellers. 100% of experience costs go directly to local operators and their families with an additional fee to keep our kaupapa (mission) sustainable.

About Stay Native

20180610 IMG 7864 1


We make it easier to discover authentic cultural experiences by sharing what makes our culture and way of life unique through informative articles, beautiful photos and inspiring videos created by indigenous storytellers around the world.

Coming Soon...


Save time searching for cultural experiences.

We curate the most unique and authentic cultural experiences in New Zealand with plans to soon share experiences in the Pacific islands and Australia. Whether it’s with aspiring indigenous hosts that we’ve worked with personally in their homes and communities or experienced indigenous tourism operators who have been delivering the best cultural experiences for years, we bring all those experiences together on Stay Native to make it easier for you to find.

Browse Experiences

Screen Shot 2019 12 18 at 9.14.51 PM Dane Tumahi

Taupua Tour - Auckland

Activity | Family
Not just a tour - a cultural experience
The richness and goodness of Auckland will be seen, heard and felt.
IMG 5189 Leonard Naera

Explore Hokianga- 3 Day trip

Adventure | Beach | Couples | Culinary | Fishing
All Inclusive short getaway, with delicious home cooked cuisine and Accomodation. Our unique, guided jetski safaris are suited to everyone of all ages and available all year round.
IMG 5135 Merve & Rangimārie

Tu Tika 5hr - Whāngarei

You will know right from the start when you receive your call of welcome that you are about to embark on a journey of a life-time. You will feel the connection immediately.
staynative homepage hosts

Our Hosts

Our hosts come from all walks of life with a focus on sharing authentic cultural experiences that are a part of their every day lives. We share their stories and experiences with the world.

Learn more about hosting