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Pacific Coast Highway road trip: Gisborne to Napier

Mohaka River

Mohaka River @quelea Mohaka River @quelea

Mohaka Rafting is the proud owner of a 5.0 Trip Advisor rating, it’s hard to argue with star studded reviews. The Mohaka River offers something for everyone, with Grade 2, 3 and 4/5 trips available throughout the warmer months (along with multi-day expeditions to immerse yourself in the wilderness). So pack some togs (swimmers), lunch and water, and prepare for spectacular scenery, lots of laughs, a little bit of hard work now and then, and the satisfaction of a day spent with family or friends. For family and friends who do not want to go white water rafting, the Mohaka River Farm offers alternatives such as horse trekking and farm experiences. Guests are offered opportunities to observe and experience seasonal hands-on homesteading and farm activities …

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Rongomaiwahine, about 1910 @Teara

MOHAKA MARAE

Waipapa-a-Iwi Mōhaka Marae (Maori architectural gem)

Mohaka is a detour (approximately 5 km) from State Highway 2. The historic settlement is home to, “Waipapa a Iwi marae in Mōhaka is distinguished by its historic round meeting house, Rongomaiwahine. The origins of this meeting house are unclear” source Rongomaiwahine, about 1910 – Hawke’s Bay region – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand. The marae (meeting place) was completed in 1885 of pit sawn timber with an entrance way flanked with two very large whale jawbones. The marae is private property view only from the public township road.

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