HORIZON TOURS - Winner of the Westpac Otago Māori Business Award 2020
Kia ora. Horizon Tours is a locally owned Māori whānau (family) business. Owned and operated by James Karawana and Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana and Lyndon Perriman and Diane Ruwhiu.
Launched in 2018, we set out with our commitment to offer 'top-notch' small group tourism experiences and we love that this is reflected in customer feedback to Horizon Tours or on social media platforms like TripAdvisor.
it is also so important to us that we are giving back to places we visit. Our tour fees help support a number of community conservation programs.
Join us on one of our tours, we look forward to sharing Dunedin’s unique history, wildlife and landscape with you, sharing our love of this place as seen through our eyes.
Nau mai, haere mai - Welcome!
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.
Lyndon hosting Prince Charles
Story telling is integral for Māori
The Lancewood with a story to tell
Lyndon helping an injured Albatross
The Mighty Ponga Tree