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
Activities in Te Urewera
Hunting, horse treks, fishing & tramping in Te Urewera with local Maori guides. Also, vehicle security & shuttle service.
Moumou Kai Cafe, Ruataahuna
Ph: 07 3663 228
Manawaru Guided Adventures
Locally owned & operated, providing a range of guided hunting, fishing & horse trekking adventures
027 805 6898
Guided walks from 1 to 4 days including Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.
Other Maori Tourism Businesses & Experiences
Kapiti Island Nature Tours and overnight accommodation
Maori style hospitality, & rare native birdlife on a predator free island sanctuary.
P +64 0800 527 484 E W.
Custom transfers from Turangi to Tongariro National Park, Ruapehu and Taupo. Tongariro Alpine Crossing transfers include a UNIQUE Māori Cultural experience from their Rotoaira Homestead.
P. +64 22 314 2656 | +64 7 386 5322 E.
Other Activities Around New Zealand
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.
Kiwi River Safaris White water rafting on the Rangitaiki, Wairoa and Tongariro rivers.
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
Te Tii, Ruataahuna
A new development in the heart of Ruataahuna featuring 4 Chalet's and a small number of camping sites
Ph: 07 3663 228
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
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
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)
Waikaremoana Manuhiri Centre
Phone: +64 6 837 3803