Our horse treks provide a total escape to the quiet, untouched wilderness of the Waiau River valley in Te Urewera National Park. With its magnificent indigenous rainforest, and abundance of native birds the Waiau valley is a very special place.
Your local and very experienced host and guide Richard White was born and bred in this area. He takes small groups of up to three at a leisurely pace sharing his knowledge of the animals and plants that you will see, fascinating historical sites, and personal stories of life in this remote part of New Zealand.
Ahurei Adventures can take both beginner and experienced riders. Our treks generally range from 2 hours to 2 days but longer treks can also be arranged. At the start or end of your horse trek enjoy a night a White’s Clearing – one of the very few places in the world where you can see wild deer grazing all around. Or you can stay at the very special Oputao Marae.
Ahurei Adventures makes it easy, organising everything you need including horses, riding equipment, vehicle security, accommodation for overnight treks, and food.