Whirinaki Forest

Ngati Whare shares Whirinaki, one
of the world's most precious rainforests
at Te Whaiti, Te Urew
era, Aotearoa, NZ

 

 

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    Whirinaki Forest - Cultural ourism Marae Retreats

Whirinaki Marae Retreats:


Our two marae at Te Whaiti are the sacred gateways to the Whirinaki. A Powhiri (welcome ) here makes you the manuhiri (visiting birds from afar) one of us, a kaitiaki (guardian) of our environment for the duration of your stay. Join us on our summer holiday programme

We the Ngati Whare people welcome groups to stay on our marae Murumurunga to share something of our place, history, minds, culture, values and way of life. We are a hospitable Iwi who like people to stay for at least two nights, getting to know each other and enjoying the nature and the tranquility that our valley offers.

During your stay we take you on guided tours of our valley and forest where we share with you some of the richness of our history arts and culture.


Enquires to the Murumurunga Marae Committee:

Andy and Jenny Kohiti Ph (07) 366 3023 or alternately call Pene Olsen Community Facilitator, Minginui Heath and Kokiri Centre, 63 Rimu Street Minginui. Ph Wk (07) 366 3900 or Hm (07) 366 3335.

 

   

 

 
   

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Guided Tours - Local guides will share their treasure with you
Mountainbiking - ride the spectacular Whirinaki MTB track
Tramping in Whirinaki. - Experience our place
Camping at Mangamate Waterfall - upgraded for your next hols
Disabled or impaired - Local support and guides are available
Accommodation - to make your Whirinaki experience

WEMZ Project - The Whirinaki Ecological Management Zone
Our Right Royal Kiwi, Princess Beatrice adopted by Prince Andrew
Other species recovery projects - Kiwi, Weka and Kaka

Powhiri - our formal welcome to visitors (see marae visits)
What we and our school are up to download videoclips

David Bellamy "Moa's Ark Revisited" Whirinaki 25 report, Sept 09 Dialoque in our rainforest with Hunter Lovins - US environmentalist

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