For a great fishing and river experience, journey with us into Ruatāhuna at the heart of Te Ika-a-Maui – the Heart of Maui’s Fish – the North Island of New Zealand. We are Tūhoe, the original Maori people if this land, known as ‘Children of the Mist’ for we are born of our mountains cloaked in mist. We are a mountain forest dwelling people, guardians of Te Urewera, a vast rainforest region, one of the most remote and pristine parts of New Zealand.
Nau mai! Haere mai! Welcome to our world! We will share with you our pure river waters, stunning scenery and great trout fishing, along with our home hospitality and special culinary delights.
You can be collected from nearby centres or you will make your own way here. We will take you straight to your trusty horses and guide ready to take you along a trail high above the river, and through stands of indigenous forest, that takes in the stunning scenery of the upper Whakatane River. Then down to the starting point for the day’s fishing.