Who are we?
Horizon Tours is a locally owned whānau (family) business launched in 2018. Owned and operated by James Karawana and Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana, Lyndon Perriman and Diane Ruwhiu.
Our commitment is to offer a values-based tourism experience. A portion of every tour purchased with us will go toward supporting a community conservation program.
We love living in Dunedin. It is our home! We are looking forward to sharing Dunedin’s unique history and landscape with you, sharing our love of this place through our eyes.
Meet your guides
Hutia te rito o te harakeke,
kei hea te kōmako e kō?
Ki mai ki ahau, ‘He aha te mea nui o te Ao?’
Māku e kī atu,
‘He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.'
If you remove the central shoot of the flaxbush, where will the bellbird find rest?
If you were to ask me, ‘What is the most important thing in the world?’
I would reply, ‘It is people, it is people, it is people’.
The whakatauki (proverb) shared here reflects the importance of strong sustainable relationships between people and the natural environment. Harakeke (flax bush) in Māori tradition represents the collective strength of family, community and life.