Ahurei Adventures offers one to five day guided walks in the beautiful, untouched wilderness of the Waiau valley of Te Urewera National Park. This is a total escape to a very remote region of New Zealand – one of the last undiscovered gems. Our treks take you through this magnificent indigenous rainforest, with its abundance of native birds. Your host and guide Richard White is from the local Tuhoe tribe. He has immense experience in the bush and can share fascinating stories of the region’s histories and mysteries.

The formed tracks cover fairly rugged terrain and are of moderate difficulty. Be prepared to get your feet wet – between the main road and the Totara Hut there are 96 river crossings! At the start or end of your walk enjoy a night at White’s Clearing – one of the very few places in the world where you can see wild deer grazing all around. Or spend a night at the very special Oputao Marae with the warm and welcoming White family.

Ahurei Adventures makes it easy, organizing everything you need including shuttles to and from the start of the treks, packhorses, equipment, vehicle security, accommodation for overnight treks, and food.

For more information on rates and bookings.

For information on Department of Conservation animal control activities in Te Urewera National Park contact the Aniwaniwa or Rangitaiki DOC offices.