Activities

Waitaia Lodge & Activities

The Lodge is not only a beautiful place to unwind and spend time with whānau and friends, but is also a great place to hold various wananga, meetings and a weekend conference. On the activities side, there are kayaks and life jackets for use to enjoy at Lake Mangoanui. Likewise, during the warmer months, it is not uncommon to see many visitors staying at the Lodge enjoying a swim in the lake or using the rope swing. A range of birdlife is often heard and seen.

A must do when staying overnight at the Lodge is viewing the Glowworms. Just a stone’s throw from the Lodge you can walk down at night to see a number of these beautiful creatures radiate their unmistakable luminescent light!

Te Rere I Oturu Falls

Te Rere I Oturu Falls

There lived once upon a time a member of the Ngāti Ranginui Iwi whose name was Oturu. He lived with his wife and family in one of the several fortified pa in the Ruahihi region near the upper reaches of the Wairoa River. He was born and grew up in the...

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Kayaking & Swimming

Kayaking & Swimming

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