Join us on a very special journey into a corner of the North Island many Kiwis will never visit, travelling an eastward trail to the remote and primeval forests of Te Urewera to meet local guides and hear their stories. Then on to the first place on Earth to greet the new day, Tairāwhiti Gisborne and the Mahia Peninsula.
We'll meet the locals and feel the famous Manaakitanga as we experience Māori Culture first hand, have up close wildlife encounters and explore the stunning coastline famous for surf breaks and rockets and have some fun on the railcarts in Awakeri on the way home.
Meeting Nadine and Karl at Kohutapu Lodge with their commitment to the community. With Atamira at Ruatahuna in Te Urewera meeting Tuhoe creating sustainable businesses on ancestral land. And the beauty of Mataatua Wharenui, Whirinaki and Lake Waikaremoana.