Landmarks that tell our stories
Nau mai, haere mai ki te kaupapa o Tohu Whenua.
Tohu Whenua are the places that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand. Located in stunning landscapes and rich with stories, they offer some of our best heritage experiences.
Explore our regions
Walk in the footsteps of extraordinary and ordinary New Zealanders and hear about the deeds, struggles, triumphs and innovations that make us who we are.
Latest Stories, News & Travel Tips
The Department of Conservation has successfully completed the complex job of fixing a collapsed section of 140-year-old stone retaining walls at Denniston Mine.
Creative leadership in the environmental space will be ignited by the next generation of Māori artists as they showcase their work in the biannual Tai o Hī Tai o Hā exhibition, set to open to the public on May 28.
Inspired by the ‘European tree of the year’, organisers of Rākau o Te Tau / Tree of the Year Aotearoa want Kiwis to nominate and vote for the greatest, most fascinating trees in the country!
Matariki Arrowtown Lights returns for second year
Kā-Muriwai Arrowtown will once again shine as it hosts Matariki celebrations for the second year running.
Tohu Whenua is a visitor programme that connects New Zealanders with our heritage and enhances our sense of national identity by promoting significant historical and cultural sites.