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How the world should be

I have had the privilege to meet John and Mariata with some of my most valued guests. My guests are... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
Lucatitalia
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Auckland, New Zealand
Wonderful experience!

Walking through this ancient forest and getting to know its inhabitants including the giant trees... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
reginitareginita
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Paris, France
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11 Feb 2016
“How the world should be”
19 Dec 2015
“Wonderful experience! ”
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We take guided walks on sacred Mt Titiraupenga in the central North Island of New Zealand. See beautiful native trees, listen to the bird song and hear the stories and history of the mountain as told by a descendant of one of the original tribal...more
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Mt Titiraupenga, Mangakino 2391, New Zealand
+64 27 777 6648
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

I have had the privilege to meet John and Mariata with some of my most valued guests. My guests are always different with different interests and backgrounds. John and Mariata are "one" very special people and are some of the most generous and loving. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Walking through this ancient forest and getting to know its inhabitants including the giant trees was a wonderful experience. Mariata and John are dedicated guides and made this walk very special. A must for anyone interested in Maori culture and their unique relationship with their...More

Thank reginitareginita
Reviewed 30 January 2015

My sister and I came across a recommendation for the Awhina (pronounced 'afina') Wilderness Experience in the Lonely Planet guidebook and booked a few days in advance. We had such a wonderful tour with lovely Maori couple Mariata and John. We started with a Maori...More

1  Thank LivelyTiger
Reviewed 12 January 2015

A must do if you are visiting this region of New Zealand. Mariata and John were incredibly welcoming and had heaps of interesting information about ecology, geology and Maori culture. Learnt a lot and it was lovely to walk around such a beautiful place with...More

Thank EllyHenderson
Reviewed 11 October 2013

We visited Awhina in July 2013. We were welcomed by Mariata and John and made to feel at home and hosted by good friends. After our pick up we were greeted by a beautiful warm and cosy farmhouse with a good wood fire and plenty...More

Thank Doug_Carolyn
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Recreate NZ is a charitable organisation that works with youth with disabilities and Awhina where kind to host a youth development getaway. We had an awesome time, especially loved the converted shed accommodation which we were welcomed into with a roaring fire and beautiful smelling...More

Thank Nicolakeyworth
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