Tramps in Te Urewera

The closest anyone will come to paradise is a tramp through one of Te Urewera’s most peaceful tranquil walk tracks down the Waiau Valley. Ahurei Adventures offers guided walks for 1,2, or 3 days. Your lead guide will be Richard White, who can share local history and legends with you, pointing out significant landmarks, or simply join you in enjoying the peaceful concophony of bird song and the flowing river.

You will be wowed by the sheer rugged beauty of the mountainous ranges which flank the Waiau river all the way to your hut. There are over 90 river crossings on this walk so be prepared to get your feet wet!

Many trampers have caught a glimpse of the whio or blue duck, one of New Zealand’s endangered birds. Here in the Waiau Valley the whio continues to thrive. Many trampers come to witness first hand the majesty of Nga Tamariki a Tane (Children of Tane – god of the forests) or the Podocarp family. Some of the common ones are the Rimu, Totara, Tawa, Maire, Kahikatea, and Rata. Some 100’s years old, and some 1,000’s years old.

We recommend you enjoy your tramping adventure with family or friends, and bring a great camera to capture this once in a life time experience!