New Zealand destinations
Escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and retreat to the serene setting on the eastern shores of Lake Taupo in the small settlement of Waitahanui. Waitahanui is located 11 kilometres from Taupo Township and just an hour away from the whakapapa ski fields and the Dual Heritage Tongariro National Park.
It is one of New Zealand’s most famous trout fishing destinations. Waitahanui is in the central plateau on the tourism route on State Highway 1 between Auckland and Wellington and is a spot that you must stop into if you want to unwind and take in the scenery. In the summer months Waitahanui offers the perfect summer getaway that will keep the entire family entertained.
From the novice to the most expert fishermen, our Native tour guides will take you to some of the most natural settings on the Waitahanui River. Trout fishing is an important part of everyday living for the local people who have history to the land and are renown for their expertise in the art of trout fishing.
Our Guides can take you to the upper reaches of the river, which offers the chance for anglers to get away from the crowds and fish in solitude in a beautiful tranquil setting. The river is the perfect setting to enjoy peace and relax amongst nature while enjoying a spot of fishing.
For many generations the people of Ngati Tutemohuta have had a connection to the land and are bound together by their culture and a mutual respect in caring for one another. The team from Native Xperience are descendants of the local tribe Ngati Tutemohuta and are wiiling to share this 'Native' style of living with you.
If you are not the fishing enthusiast then not to worry as Native xperience has a variety of other activities that you can enjoy from bushwalks, making Maori rongoa (medicine), Maori Arts & Crafts or come and make your own hangi.
Enjoy the day with the locals and you will get to experience a window into our culture and our way of life. We still enjoy the benefits of living off the land by gathering food using traditional methods passed down from our ancestors. You can only get the full experience of our culture by immersing yourself in the land, the river and the people. What are you waiting for? Come & take up the opportunity to have a native experience with Maori people from this generation who are reknown for their hospitality.
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