Indigenous Tourism Experiences not to be Missed

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  1. Kalboz
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    8 Indigenous tourism experiences not to be missed

    AUSTRALIA
    Ayers Rock Resort, Outback Australia
    Karijini Eco Retreat, Western Australia

    NEW ZEALAND
    Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve, Rotorua, NZ
    Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua, NZ

    UNITED STATES
    Heard Museum, Phoeniz, AZ
    Navajo Reservation

    CANADA
    Cruise North Expeditions
    Klahowya Village, Vancouver

    From the above list, I've only been to Stanley Park and its Totems museum but did not see any indigenous ceremonies or dancing. Any experiences from above list or any other location?
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    I have been to the Heard Museum and to different parts of the Navajo reservation. The Heard is by far one of my favorite museums in Arizona and the Southwest.
     
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    Woah... I like that backdrop...

    I've been to both in New Zealand!!!!!
     
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    I've been to Ayers Rock and Whakarewarewa, easier to pronouce and also known as Waka.
    Both places are pretty amazing. Ayers Rock has a visitors center but we did not see any ceremonies or dancing. At Waka, I believe they did have some demos
    In NZ we went to a Maori cultural show in Rotorua which was interesting but definitely cheesey.

    We also visited a Polynesian cultural village in Moorea, French Polynesia. It was set up like a real village and had various demos, a dance show which was very good and included dinner which was prepared in a hangi. The food is wrapped in banana leaves, placed under ground with hot stones and covered etc...
     
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    Not trying to be PC...

    ..but if we are referring to Indigenous tourism experiences it might be appropriate to call it Uluru... (since 2002 it 's official name has been Uluru/Ayers Rock..)

    Just a thought...
     
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    Good point. You are totally right. :)
     

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