"Once again we had an absolutely amazing time in the centre. The weather was just one part of the amazingness but many were there for the first time and enthralled by the energy of the space, commenting that it felt like home even when they had only just arrived. What a way to turn 40."
The Waihōanga Centre offers a unique environment to support groups to share and develop their knowledge and skills with each other and the wider community. Please contact us if you would like to organise bringing people together at Waihōanga and would like more information specifically tailored towards your group.
Waihōanga provides a unique, natural and affordable location for your wedding day. It is a venue that allows your friends and family to enjoy many magical moments over a few days enjoying great meals, swims in the river, walks through the forest and celebration around delicious meals.
Out of the 'Waihōanga Kitchen' comes delicious meals which are based around fresh local produce (much of it organic), tasty satisfying recipes & nourishing tastes for the body, mind & spirit . Groups staying at the lodge have the option of catered meals that are designed around group & individual dietary preferences and needs.
The Waihōanga `Wild Things' Forest Ropes Course offers people of all ages an opportunity to take ones self out of the `everydayness' & embrace the ecstasy of facing fears, delighting in adventure and letting your `Wild Thing' fly through the forest. Experienced adventure professionals create a great atmosphere & ensure this to be a safe and exhilarating experience for all, including business groups, families & schools.
Waihōanga offers a fantastic selection of activities for all ages and range of abilities, bringing together the natural environment teamed up with local community & professional knowledge. From our own 'Wild Things" Forest Ropes Course to meandering through the forest participating in an Edible Weed Walk/Talk, rafting down the Otaki River or having a group meditation, we have a great variety of experiences that can enhance your groups stay.
The Waihōanga community consists of a family and individuals wholive both on & off site and who hold a vision for collective well-being and guardianship of the community and land here.
We have no rules, religion or definite ethos that bind us, rather a shared love for the land and a sense of creativity, fun & trust that brings us together & guides us.
We welcome groups and individuals of all faiths, backgrounds, disciplines, careers and philosophies as long as you come with a warm heart, good energy, and respect for our environment.