Kate Middleton giggled and didn't seem to know where to look as she was welcomed to New Zealand by a Maori man with a tattooed bare bottom.

Prince William also got a cheeky eyeful as Maori warriors performed a traditional welcoming ceremony on the lawn of Government House in Wellington.

The royal couple's eight-month-old son George is on his first tour abroad. He made only his second appearance in public as Kate carried him off the plane at Wellington Airport.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are greeted by a Maori man with a tattooed bare bottom
Prince William and Kate Middleton are greeted by a Maori man with a tattooed bare bottomAFP
Prince William picks up a dart during a Maori welcoming ceremony at Government House in Wellington
Prince William picks up a dart during a Maori welcoming ceremony at Government House in WellingtonAFP
Kate rubs noses with a Maori elder in a traditional greeting known as a 'hongi'
Kate rubs noses with a Maori elder in a traditional greeting known as a 'hongi'AFP
A Maori elder talks Prince William through the welcoming ceremony performed by a Maori warrior
A Maori elder talks Prince William through the welcoming ceremony performed by a Maori warriorAFP
Kate Middleton carries baby George as the royals arrive in Wellington for a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia
Kate Middleton carries baby George as the royals arrive in Wellington for a three-week tour of New Zealand and AustraliaGetty
Prince William smiles as his son wriggles in Kate's arms
Prince William smiles as his son wriggles in Kate's armsReuters
Left: Kate's hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker arrives. Right: Members of the Royal New Zealand Airforce and the royal household carry luggage off the plane
Left: Kate's hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker arrives. Right: Members of the Royal New Zealand Airforce and the royal household carry luggage off the planeGetty
Members of the public try to catch a glimpse of Prince William, Kate Middleton and baby George
Members of the public try to catch a glimpse of Prince William, Kate Middleton and baby GeorgeGetty