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Operating out of three central North Island forest locations M18909 offers a stress free activity amongst an eclectic mix of nature, Maori culture and education all pulled together with story telling, experiential learning, environmental sensitivity and using your senses of sight, sound, touch and smell. The guided walks vary in duration from 3 hours to two days on both public and private land. The walks include a popular walking track as well as lesser known walking tracks. All walks take place within the splendor of Aotearoa-New Zealand’s native forests with luxuriant plant and abundant bird life.
M18909 guides are all Maori whose ancestors have utilized forest resources for centuries and whom regard themselves as kaitiaki (guardians) of the realm of Tane-Mahuta (Lord of the Forest). The guides provide a relaxing, stress free, informative and entertaining walk which is supported by the beauty and peace of nature. Visitors get to experience the "korowai (cloak) of silence", walk with dinosaurs, gather a food basket and put together a first aid kit with ingredients supplied by nature. They learn to weave a harakeke (flax) bracelet, carve a taonga (treasure) from pumice, and sing a Maori waiata (song).
M18909 "Overnight and Under the Stars" experience can include soaking in a hot tub by the side of the upper Whanganui River and enjoying a succulent fireside hangi (traditional way that Maori cooked food).