Exclusive, small group tours with local guides

Nau Mai Tours are the small group Taranaki tour specialists.

Nau Mai (pronounced know my) means welcome in the local māori language, come as our guest and leave as our friend. We welcome you to Taranaki and we certainly Know My Tours!


Experience the best that Taranaki has to offer on a small group day tour with Nau Mai Tours.

We offer day trips & multi tours to the most scenic and spectacular sights all around Taranaki. We indulge in sharing all things Taranaki and love to share our piece of paradise with our guests. Our specialty is creating unique experiences for small “bubble” groups, Nau Mai Tours are perfect for couples, families or small groups.

Our fully-guided small group tours & day trips are run in comfortable minibuses & led by our passionate tour guides. They love bringing the journey to life, sharing their incredible stories & rich background knowledge, keeping all our guests thoroughly entertained.

While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we believe it’s our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember.



  • Fully guided tours with experienced and passionate guides
  • Free Hotel or Airport pick ups and drop offs
  • Comfortable 7 seater vehicles (larger vehicles available on request)
  • Entertainment in the vehicles
  • Mobile phone charging points in vehicle
  • WiFi available in vehicle for a surcharge


We are a small family team led by Tama (Ngāti Maniapoto) & Gina (Te Atiawa and Ngāti Mutunga) Blackburn. Our passion is for te ao māori and conservation.

The Nau Mai team are professional, fully licensed, fun and passionate tour guides. They have a deep knowledge of Taranaki, love their job and want to share with you the beauty and magic of our home.

Our mission at Nau Mai Tours is to create a pathway for people to be able to connect in authentic and meaningful ways with māori culture and learn about what makes Taranaki special.

Because we love what we do, we want this enthusiasm to catch on with each and every person who joins our team on tour.

Our guests have raved about our tours, consistently submitting outstanding feedback.


We use comfortable, four-wheel drive vehicles. Our vehicles come with heaps of leg room, phone charging stations, WiFi access point, bluetooth system so you can connect your music and a full PA system so you don’t miss anything. Our vehicles seat 7 people, with larger vehicles available on request (up to 20 seater).

We can provide comfortable, private transport for your next event, check out our Shuttle service

Nau Mai Tours