Explore Aotearoa while uncovering local history and crafting real rewards.
Discover the rich histories of Māori in this unique geolocation-based storytelling experience. Seek out powerful kōrero developed alongside the iwi they came from, hidden in the locations they relate to. Work up a sweat challenging yourself to complete quests to earn virtual items. Craft those virtual items into bonus stories and real-world rewards.
KŌRERO TUKU IHO | STORIES AND KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE WHO'VE GONE BEFORE.
Learn from the wisdom of our ancestors, in the places their stories are connected to. Tuwhiri stories are epic retellings of Māori oral histories, developed alongside the iwi who have passed them down for generations.
WHAKAMAHERETIA | GET READY TO EMBARK.
Check out story teaser trailers, get a sense of the length and difficulty of the journey, and scope out what else is in the area before you travel.
TŪHURAHIA | SEEK STORIES IN THE WORLD AROUND YOU.
Keep the app open in your pocket as you walk or bike to the next chapter. Your GPS ensures story audio plays automatically, so you can focus on the stunning New Zealand scenery instead of your screen.
KOHIA | COLLECT VIRTUAL ITEMS.
Gather traditional materials such as harakeke, tōtara, and the rare and valuable pounamu as you explore. Use your collection to craft bonus kōrero and rewards.
KIMIHIA | CHALLENGE YOURSELF.
Hunt for the missing pieces of your in-game story collection and complete walking quests to earn extra crafting materials.
NGĀ HUA | CREATE REAL-WORLD REWARDS.
Craft your virtual items into discount coupons you can redeem at kiwi businesses!
Tuwhiri is a game that combines education and exploration tourism to reveal the connections between the events of the past and the places of today. Find out more at tuwhiri.com
**An internet connection is required for use.**
ABOUT THE DEVELOPER
ARA Journeys is 100% Māori owned and prides itself on being an ethical games developer. We work with Indigenous peoples, communities and businesses to create digital experiences that bring history to life, connect people to culturally significant sites, and preserve Indigenous knowledge and stories for future generations.
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Thanks to Port Waikato Holiday Park, Rereokeroa Shaw (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tipa, Ngāti Tahinga, Ngāti Karewa, Ngāti Te Ata), Jade McCormack (Ngāti Mutunga, Te Ati Āwa, Ngāti Whātua, Ngapuhi, Te Rarawa) and Brad Totorewa (Waikato, Ngaati Naho) for their funding, consultation and permission to use their voice recordings.
Ratings and Reviews
Extremely limited locations
Looks like it has been well crafted and might have potential but there are only two locations where it works! It would be courteous to say so in the description! Potential users should check for locations in the updates.
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- Augmented Reality Applications Limited
- 418.7 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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