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Nau mai ki Te Urewera - Welcome to Te Urewera

Our main focus is to restore the connection between people and the Natural world

 "ko te Taiao ahau, ko ahau te Taiao"

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Escape to Whakatau Rainforest Retreat, the perfect off-grid destination for you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy the wild serenity of Te Urewera rainforest

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Immersive experiences that connect you to the land and restore your wellbeing. We offer workshops, guided trekking, and special activities designed to put you back in touch with nature and explore the spiritual side of the inner journey.

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 Reconnect and align with yourself, while finding a deeper kinship to nature. Our experienced guides & teachers will take you on a holistic journey full of adventure, discovery and exploration.

Guided treks

Small groups, big experience

1 day experience

3 hour trek

Tane Mahuta - God of the Forest

Sacred Lagoon

3 day trek

Te Urewera ki Whirinaki

4 day trek


4 hour trek

River Canyon Hike

Create your own

Custom Experience

A journey with us, in more ways than one ...

retreat   relax   restore

Whakatau Rainforest Retreat

Bushcamp style accommodation, set in our indigenous rainforest of Te Urewera.  Off the grid and on private property, this is where you come to to disconnect from the business of life and reconnect with yourself and nature.  Head to our retreat page to learn more....

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  • What do I need to bring with me?
    Good walking boots or shoes, preferably with ankle support if you need it Day pack or overnight pack to carry your water bottle, clothing and personal items, food Drink bottle filled with water or a hydration bladder Sunscreen, sunglasses, insect repellent, and hat Layers of clothing suitable for weather / season e.g. thermals, wicking tops. wind stopper mid layer and waterproof jacket (& changes of clothing for overnight treks) Long, lightweight trousers are recommended (not jeans) Camera, video camera, binoculars Headlamp or torch for overnight stays and experiences
  • Is transport available?
    In some cases it can be and at extra cost...
  • Do you have car parking available whilst we are on the trek?
    There is normally car parking at the Department of Conservation area's where we walk and at the beginning of trailheads. If you are staying at Whakatau Rainforest Retreat, there is parking available there too. We will endeavour to keep your car safe but cannot take responsibility for it in the event of damage, theft, fire, or other similar occurrence. We recommend you insure to cover any such eventuality.
  • Can I leave belongings with you whilst we are on the trek?
    You can leave belongings with us that you don't want to carry on the trek. We will endeavour to look after these but can not take responsibility for them in the event of damage, theft, fire, or other similar occurrence. We recommend you insure to cover any such eventuality.
  • What gear do we have to carry?
    Our Treks and Experiences educate and empower people to carry their own gear, personal items and a share of the food. We work together as a team, supporting one another where needed.
  • What payment methods can I use?
    We accept Visa or Mastercard Online bank transfers Wise account transfers (international & domestic) Trade and exchange (this method will require more conversation and time to work things out, but very rewarding for us all!)
  • Can you cater for special dietary requirements?
    In most cases we are able to cater for special dietary requirements as long as you let us know at the time of booking.

A journey with us

in more ways than one

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Hinewai McManus

Te Urewera Treks

Te Urewera Treks

Phone: +64 7 808 0911 Address: 3891 Ruatahuna Road, Ngaputahi, Te Urewera Rainforest Route, New Zealand


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