Be one with the Mōhaka awa (river) with local Māori wahine Marlene Skeet. Marlene was brought up on the awa as a pēpi (baby), and has lived here all her life. Imagine being taken off the busy, hectic modern streets, and transported back into Tāne Mahuta Atua (God of forest) to trees, all creatures great and small, guided by Whaea Marlene and kaiwhakairo carvers Piripi/Layton, as they guide you through ngahere urutapu (Virgin forest). A bespoke and private journey high inside the ngahere (forest). Shown sacred instruments, ancient kōrero (native language) of manu (birds), insects, plus warm manākitanga (hospitality) including wai Māori (fresh water) kaimoana (seafood), and ngahere kai (forest food).
Tour starts at 10am, and finishes at 3.30pm.
What to bring: Rain jackets, personal medications, sun hat, sunblock, insect repellant, water bottle.
Footwear: sneakers, or hiking boots
Clothing: Warm outdoor clothing
Self-drive or a personalised private driver available on request for an extra cost.