Experience nature as it was meant to be

There are a number of transport, accommodation and activity operators in and around Te Urewera. This page includes a selection of these. For comprehensive information on the full range of activities, services, facilities and events in the region visit www.teurewera.co.nz.

Also included here are contact details for local visitor information centres and Department of Conservation offices.

In addition, we have included links to a small selection of activities and services around New Zealand, and internationally.

Activities in Te Urewera

Ahurei Adventures
Hunting, horse treks, fishing & tramping in Te Urewera with local Maori guides. Also, vehicle security & shuttle service.

Kaitiaki Adventures
White water rafting and sledging on the Rangitaiki and Kaituna rivers.

Kiwi River Safaris
White water rafting on the Rangitaiki, Wairoa and Tongariro rivers.

Walking Legends
Guided walks from 1 to 4 days including Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.

Other Activities Around New Zealand

Kapiti Island Nature Tours and overnight accommodation, Maori style hospitality, & rare native birdlife on a predator free island sanctuary.

Southern Wilderness Gourmet guided walks specialising in the Heaphy Track and Nelson Lakes.

The Tararua Walk & Mt Bruce Experience A wilderness adventure with spectacular bush, great hospitality, yummy meals & rustic cabins.

International Services & Activities

Bolivia Travel Guide - Bolivia Tours, Travel, Holidays and Vacations by Bolivia-traveltours. Bolivia tourism and travel information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport and weather in Bolivia.

Convention on Biological Diversity is a comprehensive website on the Convention. Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention is dedicated to promoting sustainable development.

Galapagos Islands ecotours including everything you need to know about the Galapagos Islands - boats, cruises, yacht charters, natural and human history, and conservation issues in the Galapagos Islands.

Planeta provides a global journal on practical ecotourism including articles, conferences, travel options and more.

Travel Essence is a travel wholesaler based in the Netherlands that puts together high quality, tailor made, personal tours of New Zealand, with a focus on nature and culture.

Accommodation Around Te Urewera

Ahurei Adventures
Two accommodation options in the heart of Te Urewera: a lovely marae with friendly Maori hospitality or a comfortable cabin in White's Clearing surrounded by wild deer.

Big Bush Holiday Park & Water Taxi
Kerry and Annie Simpson have some lovely cabins with views, a lodge and back packing accommodation.  They are warm and welcoming hosts that will ensure you are looked after.  There is a Cafe / Bar on site and they also run a Water Taxi service for the Lake Waikaremoana walk.
Ph: 0800 525 392

Flaxy Lodge
A friendly, warm, & affordable motel in Murupara. Bookings recommended.

Lake Whakamarino Lodge
A comfortable lake-side lodge only 15 mins to Lake Waikaremoana with share-facilities & self-contained cottages.

Transport in Te Urewera

There is an Intercity Bus service that travels between Rotorua and Ruatahuna every Friday.  Please contact the Rotorua i-Site for more information.  There is no longer a shuttle service running into Te Urewera presently, if you want to get to Waikaremoana, it's either self-drive or public transport to Wairoa where you can organise Big Bush to pick you up.

Local Visitor Information Centres

Tourism Rotorua Information Centre
Fenton Street, Rotorua
Phone: +64 7 348 5179 
Fax: +64 7 348 6044

Taupo Visitor Centre
Tongariro Street, Taupo
Phone: +64 7 376 0027 
Fax: +64 7 378 9003

Wairoa Visitor Centre
Paul Street, Wairoa
Ph/Fax: +64 6 838 7440
Free Phone 0800924 762 (NZ only)

Whakatane Visitor Information Centre
Quay Street, Whakatane
Phone: +64 7 308 6058 
Fax +64 7 308 6020
Free Phone 0800 942 528 (NZ only)

Te Urewera Area Office and Visitor Centre
Main Road, Murupara
Phone + 64 7 366 1080 
Fax +64 7 366 1082

Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre
Lake Waikaremoana
Phone: +64 6 837 3803

Whakatane Field Centre
PO Box 172, Whakatane
Phone: +64 7 308 7213 
Fax: +64 7 308 8798