He rangi tā matawhāiti,
he rangi tā matawhānui
The person with a narrow vision sees a narrow horizon,
the person with a wide vision sees a wide horizon
The name Horizon Tours means a great to deal us. The Māori whakatauki (proverb) means that a person with a narrow vision has limited ideas/views, whereas, the person with wider vision is more embracing of new things and the world before them. As the excitement for our business built, we were taken with the idea of the ‘horizon’ also as a space of connection between human-beings and the natural world; as a place where past, present and future intersect.
It is a name that reflects a time when both Lyndon and James were looking for something new - new horizons! The creation of a business venture that combined their passion and commitment for culture and conservation. Many cups of tea, and the odd beer later, Horizon Tours was born as a Dunedin based tourism experience that offers a dynamic blend of eco-tourism and a cultural lens.