ARA Journeys, is an award-winning digital technologies studio, blending indigenous stories with cutting-edge tech to create captivating VR and AR experiences that breathe life into history.
Our platforms and games serve as a bridge, connecting individuals with historical stories and culturally significant sites. Simultaneously, they collect valuable data, inspire positive behavioral change, and contribute to environmental sustainability. Our gamified learning initiatives are designed from a te ao Māori worldview to foster connections, encourage exploration, and promote education.
Join us on a transformative journey where technology and tradition harmonize, revealing the voices of the land's Indigenous peoples. We work with Indigenous communities, organizations, schools, and businesses worldwide to shape the future, preserve the past, and leave a lasting legacy resonating across generations.
100% Māori Owned
Located in New Zealand
Ethical Game Developers
Registered NZ Company
Backed by Research
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT US
"ARA Journeys is an amazing company to work with. They made the process of digitalising our story of Te Winika easy and were attentive to detail, ensuring that the technology authentically told the story, as told by the hāpu. We were very pleased with the outcome and felt that the digitalisation enhanced the story passed down from our tīpuna. They enabled us to share our story with our community and guests in a modern way giving them a better understanding about our culture and the history of Port Waikato. We can't wait to work with the team again!"
Jade McCormack - General Manager, Port Waikato Holiday Park
From concept to product, we'll help you deliver exciting experiences to your audience.
We offer customisable technology solutions that cater to your specific requirements. Our digital platforms are used across the healthcare, education and tourism industries.
We combine fun and education, offering an engaging platform for students of all ages to explore, learn, and connect.
Introduce students to the art of AR game design and the profound world of indigenous storytelling.
Bring your space to life with immersive AR experiences, and transform your event into a digital playground.
We've worked on numerous software and game development projects, as well as Indigenous storytelling initiatives.