"We needed somewhere central for a dozen staff from all over the country to meet and plan together. Waihoanga was just right: only an hour or so from Wellington Airport; removed from distractions so we could focus; in a beautiful setting overlooking the Otaki Gorge; pleasantly informal with sofas and log-burners; plenty of delicious, locally grown food and fresh fruit; and run by two very welcoming and engaged hosts. We loved it."
Chris Todd, Forest and Bird, National Conservation Manager
"We were a new group meeting to establish ourselves and focus on our future. We have some big ideas and lots of energy, but how will we bring it together? When you're doing that kind of deep work, it's important to have a venue where you feel supported and nurtured. We needed a place where we would be held both by the space and by the hosts while we were doing our work. We found just that place in the Waihoanga Centre, the property is quiet and beautiful and we just loved working hard together inside and then moving outside for lunch. Those of us who stayed overnight just couldn't believe the stars! I highly recommend it!"
Mary Alice Arthur, Facilitator/SOAR
Steve Porteous (Nature and Survival Teacher)