Testimonials

"I thoroughly enjoyed gaining Maori insight into the various uses of rainforest plants, as well as the opportunity to hike and view such beautiful landscapes."
Landon Klein - USA

"I enjoyed the rawness of the outing...and the stories were very real and personal."
Melena Nelson - USA

"I really enjoyed the beautiful sites throughout the entire trek and I loved listening to stories about the Maori culture."
Emily Martin – USA

Sacred Mountain Trek

Join Native Nature Tours on this amazing spiritual guided nature trek to the summit of our sacred mountain. There are many Maori proverb and literature which depict the spiritual significance of a tribal sacred mountain.

Duration Cost Included Min - Max on Trek
8.00am - 4.00pm NZ$190 pp Packed Lunch & Snacks 2 - 12 people

This guided nature trek will begin at our family marae (meeting place) for a traditional Maori welcome. As part of our welcome, protocol dictates we have some light refreshments before venturing on our trek.

An introduction to our pristine temperate rain forest

Sacred Mountain TrekAfter the traditional Maori welcome, we make our way to Kaitoki bush camp giving you exclusive access through private tribal lands. We will then trek our way through the ancient rainforest of Kaitoki reserve, using only the animal tracks to guide us. This is where the climb begins…

At Native Nature Tours we want you to enjoy your nature and cultural experience. Your safety and enjoyment is of the utmost importance to us, so there will be plenty of opportunities to take a break and rest.

Discover traditional natural resources from our native rain forest reserve

With Native Nature Tours sacred mountain trek we will share with you knowledge which has been handed down through the generations. This includes medicinal compounds of our native plants and foods which can be harvested from our native fauna.

Enjoy the panoramic views encompassing the Bay of Islands

Sacred MountainA delicious lunch will be provided for your enjoyment on our guided nature trek. While you are enjoying your meal, take pleasure in the panoramic views encompassing the Bay of Islands. On this walk you may also encounter wild pheasants, goats, pigs and of course an abundance of native bird life.

The trek back to the marae takes us past many geographical landmarks pertinent to our rich local Maori history.

You will need a good level of fitness, a day pack, tramping boots or durable running shoes, wet weather jacket and a drink bottle. Don’t forget your camera!

 

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