• Enjoy a scenic walk in the bush
  • Or experience a helicopter ride in/out
  • Experience white-water rafting on the mighty Mohaka River
  • Hunt the iconic Sika Deer
  • Soak in the Mangatainoka Hot pools close by!
  • Sample Maori food, Arts and Crafts
  • Listen to the traditional myths and stories of Te Matai
  • Stay at Waiokaka Lodge for a weekend away or host a special unique event here!



Destination Experience!

The Lodge

Waiokaka Lodge is the main accommodation at Te Matai (several 3-4 berth hunting huts are also spread throughout the land) – currently located at end of the walkway. Enjoy a weekend luxury stay either in small or large groups. Take in the breathtaking view from the deck overlooking the Mohaka River. Feed the fish from there! Sleeping up to 12 with running water, flush toilets and cooking facilities. Experience Waiokaka in the natural Maori whare (house) setting protected by totems or ‘Pou’.

The Forest

Experience the indigenous flora such as Manuka  Kanuka, and Miro. Or see the beehives where that yummy Manuka Honey comes from! Walk along tracks in the native forest untouched by time and finish with a long soak at the nearby thermal pools.

Within the natural beauty beside the famous Mohaka River is The Central Plateau Walkway – a cultural highway through history. A pleasant 3 –4 hour bushwalk through untouched native forests viewing rare wildlife, manuka gathering honeybees and cultural highlights.

The River

Fishing the famous Mohaka River is an experience to enjoy just you and your friends – that’s all! Or try white-water rafting down this river, either over several hours or overnight camp-out excursions!

Guided Experiences

Experienced guides can be made available who can show you points of interest, cultural interest points, flora and fauna, and beehive activity. Learn new skills or share in authentic activities that showcase Maori culture.


Customise your journey with us to enhance your experience.

Walk In

Walk Out
Raft Out
Fly Out

Take advantage of the stunning forest scenery or experience some excitement on the rapids.
Te Matai also provides helecopter access through Helisika.