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Empowering Māori and Indigenous Communities through Technology

In a rapidly advancing world, technology can be a powerful ally for Indigenous communities seeking to preserve and transmit their traditional knowledge and language to future generations. By blending age-old wisdom with cutting-edge innovations, technology helps to ensure the endurance of cultural heritage in the digital age.


ARA Journeys digital platforms, augmented reality apps, and online resources empower Indigenous peoples around the world to share their stories, art, and traditions with the world, while creating a lasting digital legacy. Our technological innovations also help address environmental challenges and empower younger generations through education. By weaving the threads of tradition into the digital fabric, Indigenous communities can thrive and ensure their invaluable contributions endure for generations to come.


We take pride in our ability to stay ahead of the curve and provide cutting-edge services that meet the unique needs of everyone we work with.


[Photograph of Te Winika on the Waikato River.] Photographer unidentified. [1938]. Frank Colwyn Jones Collection. Ref: PAColl-3207-[08]. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Custom AR/VR Solutions

We will work with you to design your own cutting-edge augmented and virtual reality games that blend reality and storytelling, empowering people to connect with the world around them. From concept to product, we'll help you deliver exciting experiences to your community.

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Tuwhiri Platform

We understand that developing custom tech solutions can be costly. Therefore, we designed the Tuwhiri platform, which is accessible to everyone. We are committed to collaborating with you to create your AR narrative on the Tuwhiri platform, making sure that your indigenous knowledge and stories are preserved for generations to come.

View the Tuwhiri platform


Student Workshops

Introducing students to the art of AR game design and the world of Indigenous storytelling. With a focus on creativity and cultural appreciation, we foster a unique learning environment that ignites imagination and preserves Indigenous narratives. We're dedicated to shaping future game designers and cultural ambassadors, blending technology and tradition seamlessly.

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Teaching Resources

We combine fun and education, offering an engaging platform for students of all ages to explore, learn, and connect.


Our educational technology solutions use interactivity and immersion to facilitate enhanced knowledge retention, information absorption, and skill development for learners in classrooms, training programs, and at home. Resources can be produced in multiple languages.


Event Activations

Bring your space to life with the future of entertainment: immersive AR experiences.

Transform your event into a digital playground by licensing one of our existing products, or work with us to create something entirely new. Get ready to play, explore, and connect with your audience.

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Consultant Services

We offer Consultant Services for a variety of needs. Our experienced team has worked on numerous software and game development projects, as well as indigenous storytelling initiatives. With our guidance, you can ensure that your project is completed to the highest standards.

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"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


We'd love to meet you

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