Te Urewera

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the night sky is filled with stars and trees
Nga whetu o Ruatāhuna
Te Tii | Ruatāhuna
black and white photograph of fog rolling in the mountains
Hinepukohurangi
Hinepukohurangi | Ruatāhuna | Ngai Tūhoe | Te Urewera
black and white photograph of trees in the fog
Hinepukohurangi
Hinepukohurangi | Ruatāhuna | Ngai Tūhoe | Te Urewera
black and white photograph of trees in the fog on a mountain side with low hanging clouds
Hinepukohurangi
Hinepukohurangi | Ruatāhuna | Ngai Tūhoe | Te Urewera
the sky is filled with thick clouds as it moves through the mountain range in the distance
Hinepukohurangi
Hinepukohurangi | Ruatāhuna | Tūhoe | Te Urewera
a black bird sitting on top of a tree branch next to white and green flowers
Tūī
Kereru | Ruatāhuna | Ngai Tūhoe | Te Urewera |
a bird sitting on top of a tree branch with white flowers in the foreground
Kereru
Kereru | Ruatāhuna | Ngai Tūhoe | Te Urewera |
a bird sitting on top of a tree branch with white flowers in the foreground
Kereru
Kereru | Ruatāhuna | Ngai Tūhoe | Te Urewera | Ngahere
a bird sitting on top of a tree branch with white flowers in the foreground
Kereru
Kereru | Ruatāhuna | Ngahere | Te Urewera | Ngai Tūhoe
the water is flowing over the rocks in the stream and it looks like they are moving
Te Urewera
Ruatāhuna
a small bird sitting on top of a tree branch in the sun with blurry background
Tīrairaka
Tīrairaka
a small bird sitting on top of a tree branch in the sun with blurry background
Tīrairaka
Tīrairaka
the mountains are covered in trees and grass
Ruatāhuna
Ruatāhuna - Te Urewera
a river running through a lush green forest
Ruatāhuna
Ruatāhuna
a blue sign sitting on the side of a road next to a lush green forest
Ruatāhuna
Ruatāhuna – homeland of the Tūhoe tribe – sits at the heart of New Zealand’s largest indigenous rainforest. It is also known as te Manawa o te ika a Maui – the heart of Maui’s fish. Māui (the mythological demigod from Māori and Polynesian legends) caught a giant fish – the North Island of New Zealand and Ruatāhuna is its heart. Tūhoe people are born from Te Urewera – the children of the mist. They are mana whenua and kaitiaki (guardians) of the land. At the heart of the experience of Ruatāhun