Awhina Wilderness Experience

We're at Whakamaru 1 hour drive from Rotorua, Taupo and Waitomo. We take guided walks on Mount Titiraupenga in the central North Island. See giant totara and rata trees - amongst the biggest in New Zealand.

We also provide cycle friendly accommodation for the Waikato River Trails and the Pureora Timer Trail.

Pouakani Deed of Settlement summary 06/03/2021

Pouakani Deed of Settlement summary

Hey Pouakani Whanau if your on this page head over & like our Pouakani Trust page πŸ˜‰
& please share our page with other Whanau πŸ‘πŸΌ πŸ€—πŸ’–

Pouakani Deed of Settlement summary Your guide to finding and using government services.


Kia ora Whanau of Pouakani πŸ’– we now have a Pouakani Trust page 😊 please check it out, like it πŸ‘πŸΌ & stay in touch. Nga Mihi Aroha..

Nga Mihi Aroha ki nga Whanau O Pouakani.
Please share this post, due to Covid-19 restrictions last year we were unable to hold our AGM, so it has been a while since we all have been able to meet again 😊
We hope you are able to join us this year, refer to our website for further details or contact us on the details provided below if you have any questions.

Be well & safe Whanau, look forward to when we meet again. πŸ’–

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 13/08/2020

Looked over the land what a stunning view from the Maunga so did a little exploring ... from Titiraupenga to Maungatautari πŸ’–πŸ’–

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 10/08/2020

Wonders of our world never cease to amaze, never cease to bring us to a humble understanding of how natural life should be. Listen... breath.... BE πŸ˜‰πŸ’–πŸ’–

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 26/07/2020

How AWESOME to be in the land of long ago, how humble are we to be in the presence of the Ancient. Awhina at play before the Mahi beginsπŸ’–πŸ‘πŸΌ to all our well wishes, as we welcome the day. Be safe be well, AROHANUI from us & the Maunga ###


Been a while since we have posted so here are a few pics from last season thanks to our Whanau Natasha.. Toriwai... Maurice ... Thanks Whanau for your magic photography skills, & heartwarming Whanaunatanga, Mauri Ora xx

Whanau Tour 2018, Natasha Kendall 02/09/2019

Natasha's pic's of her Ataahua Maunga Ngahere...


It's amazing what guide John does in his free time πŸ˜‰ check out UniqueVille fb page to see more of John's prints, & other crafty & unique NZ made products πŸ’—πŸ˜ŠπŸ’—

For a special lady, on her birthday. πŸ’•
She would be 58 years old today πŸ˜”
Print sketched by Resident Artist John Paki
Available in A3 size $25.00 each
We can post at extra cost πŸ˜‰
Happy 1st of July 😘

Photos from UniquΓ©Ville's post 28/06/2019

This is a mid-winter warm up.... πŸ˜‰
Read the post & enter our little give away. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ’—πŸ‘πŸΌ

News & Announcements | Pouakani Trust 18/03/2019

News & Announcements | Pouakani Trust

For those of Pouakani Trust a link to your website πŸ‘πŸΌ

News & Announcements | Pouakani Trust Check back regularly for news & updates from the Pouakani Trust - including messages from our trustees, announcements regarding events & meetings, & more.

Pouakani Wananga 2019 - Pouakani 15/02/2019

Pouakani Wananga 2019 - Pouakani
Kia ora Pouakani Whanau, our Pouakani Trust Wananga is a week away we have a couple of places available if your keen & a member of the Trust get in contact with us asap πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ’• love to see you!! πŸ˜‰

Pouakani Wananga 2019 - Pouakani KIa Ora Koutou Katoa, The invitations for the 2019 Pouakani Wananga have been sent. If you or another Pouakani member are interested in learning more about Pouakani Trust, and/or are interested in attending the Wananga, please contact us A.S.A.P. Nga Mihi, Michael

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 06/01/2019

Another day of magic with the Whanau, we want to thank Natasha, Maurice & Toriwai, heart was truly on the Maunga this day & the sharing was amazing. Didn't take many pics but Tash is gonna send some through for us as it looks like we have found a master nature photographer πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸΌ much appreciation to you all ### Arohanui Awhina & Titiraupenga ###

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 04/01/2019

Massive way to start the new year!! It's all about Pouakani Whanau.πŸ’œ Myself & guide John wish to thank the Hepi Te Huia Whanau Wananga for their visit to the Maunga, it was truly a warming experience for us to see so many young whanau answering Titiraupenga Maunga's call. Sorry I didn't get many pics but I got the important one, the one with our Grandmother πŸ˜‰ if you have any photos to share Whanau please add them to our page. We wish you all a safe & blessed 2019 & look forward to seeing you all more often Arohanui from Awhina & Titiraupenga xx

Awhina Wilderness Experience 19/12/2018

Awhina Wilderness Experience

Wow this was a while ago!! 2015

Awhina Wilderness Experience Have you ever been for a walk in native bush and wished you had someone knowledgeable to help ide...

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 17/12/2018

Magic day today spent with the Tikapa Whanau on the Maunga. Relaxing now on the lake watching the sunset. Mauri ora xx


Keep N.Z green people, plant native wherever you can!!!

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 03/11/2018

Amazing world we see everyday!! So grateful for the Ngahere & the magic within πŸ’œ

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 20/10/2018

So peaceful to work in this office πŸ˜‰ remembering this is what our world was all over, loving the ancient forests of Aotearoa xx πŸ’–


Ataahua ra πŸ’–

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 09/10/2018

A long weekend working from Dawn til Dusk, taking care of the Ngahere prepping for a long warm summer. This weekend I learnt more of the nature of Tui, each morning Tui is the caller of dawn, the call starts as he sounds off with Ruru (Morepork) this exchange happens around 4.15am 😲 in the evening he hands off to Ruru after dusk, but he stays a little longer sounding off every now & then & finishing sometime about 11pm. Amazing listening to their songs wish I knew what the conversations were all about πŸ’–


For over 1000yrs she stands & watches over the land she hears us pass her she sees us, she feels us as we touch & embrace her. How comforting & humbling it is to have a Kuia this old to hug πŸ’– & share a thought with.

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 21/09/2018

Spring is here, Winter has left behind a few reminders ☺ .. time for clean up ..πŸ’–

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 20/09/2018

Been a while since ... but I've never stopped loving you πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–


Time has flown past, this is last year's Wananga 2017. πŸ’—


As the Winter leaves & spring arrives so does the season for Awhina Wilderness Experience start. Welcome to the dawn πŸ’œ

Awhina Wilderness Experience updated their business hours. 07/05/2017

Awhina Wilderness Experience updated their business hours.

Awhina Wilderness Experience updated their business hours.

Photos from UniquΓ©Ville's post 27/04/2017

Beautiful handknits at our little UniqueVille check us out if your passing by, you never know what you might find πŸ˜‰

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 06/04/2017

A sad day to farewell our loyal friend the 'Landy' 😣 she has been with us now for about 8yrs doing the job getting our guests up to our base site. Time for a break & a loving restore 😊 really pleased she is going to a good home!! Thanks Landy gonna miss you heaps!! πŸ’œ

Photos from UniquΓ©Ville's post 02/04/2017

Little UniqueVille is our new little enterprise if you're passing our way pop in. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-3pm. In Hunterville, state Highway 1 😊


Just uploaded a few pic from the 2017 Pouakani Wananga, check out our Album, such a magic weekend!!

Pouakani Wananga 2017 03/03/2017

Thank you all for committing to our Wa, as the people of Pouakani you came with open hearts & minds and we truly appreciate the opportunity to share with each other!

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 28/12/2016

Great Christmas experiences with guests now friends visiting Titiraupenga xx The atmosphere has been awesome, sacred treasures xx

Photos from Awhina Wilderness Experience's post 26/12/2016

Merry Christmas to all from Awhina Te Mauri xx

Photos from UniquΓ©Ville's post 02/11/2016

Check out John's great pictures available at Uniqueville. Like our Uniqueville page as this is gonna be a special little place with special little treats made by us & friends ❀

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