Fishing

Enjoy a total escape to the remote, wilderness of the Waiau River in Te Urewera National Park. Known locally as the fisherman’s paradise, the Waiau River is flowing with rainbow trout of all sizes big and small. From crystal clear pools where the fish can be seen, to white water rapids where keen skills bring on the excitement of the catch, the Waiau River is one of New Zealand’s best kept fishing secrets. Most fish are catch and release but this is optional.

If you choose to use an Ahurei Adventures guide then not only will you have access to the best local knowledge of all the top fishing spots, but all permits, licences, Department of Conservation hut concessions, vehicle security, and 4×4 shuttle to the river can be taken care of. A pack horse can also be hired to carry your gear in and out.

In addition, Ahurei Adventures can provide accommodation at Oputao Marae in Ruatahuna, or in a comfortable, but basic cabin at White’s Clearing.

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