Walk into a bygone era and enjoy the grandeur and gracious lifestyle of the Edwardian times. The spacious grand lodge is set high on the hill with a spectacular view, yet still has an intimate feel for your stay. Enjoy the grandeur and lifestyle of a bygone era, perfectly complete with carefully-chosen antique furniture and oversized classic
fireplaces. As you explore the lodge, you'll discover each room with a distinct atmosphere Immerse
yourself in the warmth and atmosphere of life at Wharekauhau.
Flying over a breathtaking saddle or pass in the mountains, and then up or down a river to a landing spot is always highly memorable. After you get dropped off and the “bird” leaves, a notable silence will descend, reminding you that you are in the middle of nowhere and the only sounds of the day will be the movement of water, the breeze in the trees, and the splash of a leaping fish miraculously attached to your line. By 5 or 6pm or whatever time you arranged, the distant sound of the helicopter begins to get louder and it finds you a few miles upstream, standing on a gravel bar with lots of room for a safe landing, and you’ll shortly be flying back to dinner with a few stories to share.
PRIVATE MAORI DANCE
Kapa haka - or traditional Māori performing arts - forms a powerful and highly visual part of the New Zealand cultural experience. Kapa haka is the term for Māori performing arts and literally means to form a line (kapa) and dance (haka). It involves an emotional and powerful combination of song, dance and chanting. Kapa haka is performed by cultural groups on marae, at schools, and during special events and festivals. While you're in New Zealand, take the opportunity to experience the excitement of kapa haka for yourself.During a kapa haka performance you’ll experience a range of compositions, from chants and choral singing to graceful action songs and ferocious war dances. Many performances include skilled demonstrations of traditional weaponry.
Explore Lake Taupo and the Tongariro National Park with this combination adventure tour. Cruise on Lake Taupo to learn about its geology and history from a guide, then take to the sky for a helicopter ride over Wairakei Geothermal Fields and Huka Falls. Finally, transfer to a jet boat to navigate the waterfalls on the scenic Waikato River.
Multi-activity tour includes cruise, helicopter flight, and jet boat adventure Explore Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park via multiple modalities All equipment and instruction provided Learn about the area's environment, flora, and fauna through a guide's commentary.