Manawa Tours

Experience a mystical, remote, pure and natural paradise with the people of this land…
Logo Of Golden Heart For Manawa Honey NZ, Ruatahuna, Te Urewera, New Zealand

Manawa means ‘heart’…

We are Tūhoe, ‘Children of the Mist, guardians of Te Urewera lying in Te Manawa-o-te-Ika-a-Maui (the Heart of Maui’s Fish)…

2 Day

Eco-Cultural Experience

Nau mai! Haere mai! Welcome to our world! Group tours for at least 8 people. We will share with you our traditions and our authentic way of life in a special mix of experiences of our people, our history, our marae, our forests, our rivers, our sites of significance and our beekeeping and forest restoration initiatives.

  • Marae accommodation overnight
  • Traditional welcome and haka entertainment
  • Cultural participation and traditional history
  • Forest tour with interpretation
  • Apiary and beehive tour with explanation
  • Range of activities


River Fishing Tour on Horse-back

Great trout fishing, along with our home hospitality and special culinary delights. Discover the joys of fishing a river that is remote, well away from the crowds of other regions. Good size river trout – rainbow and brown – of 5 lb are common. You will enjoy lunch by the river and take all day to fish an extensive stretch of our river.

  • Limited to 3 per group
  • For experienced fishermen and women with their own gear
  • Location: Ruatāhuna and upper Whakatane River
  • Top trout fishing in a remote river
  • River scenery
  • Trusted horses to travel on
  • Home hospitality

Tours by Design

For larger groups we can customise a tour for you. We are seeking groups of at least 8 people. Let us know what you would like to do, and we can work out a tour. Incorporate your desired combination of:

  • 1 Day to Multiple Days
  • Honey and apiary/beehive tours
  • Traditional Maori and contemporary cultural experiences
  • Marae or home-stay accommodation
  • Forest & biodiversity tours
  • Fishing and/or horse riding treks


To experience a mystical, remote, pure and natural paradise with the people of this land…

Have any questions? Contact us!

+64 7 366 3166

Monday - Friday: 9.00 - 5.00

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