Whanganui River Hikoi

22-25 January 2016

4 Days/3 Nights

Contact Organiser

Maree Neal

027 452 2040


"Let your heart be a gateway
  opening the ancient highway
    between earthwalkers and source"

We have with great appreciation, the approval and blessing of Ngati Kura Whatia (pronounced kura-wa-tia) to visit Paraweka Marae, Pipiriki on the Whanganui River (pronounced Wanganui).

 The tangata whenua of Paraweka Marae, Pipiriki have created the links, opened the doors, set up the enjoyment on the river and will host us at Pipiriki.


It will be simple. Unprecocious. At ease.


To those who feel the calling please join us.  
This is a journey amongst friends.

This Video is not our people; or our experience.

It is a NZ tourism video - to give a sense of the area.

Below is Paraweka Marae, Pipiriki, Whanganui River.



To Book:-

To Pay:-


Total Cost $1295 - all inclusive.

Transfers Auckland Return, Food & Accommodation, River Transfers, Canoes, Jet Boat, Powhiri, Marae Stay & Visits - and the personal touch of tangata whenua.

4 Days-3 Nights!


New Zealanders please direct credit to
ASB Bank    Maree Neal    12-3019-0476125-00
Add 'Your Name' to the transfer.
Outside New Zealand:  Please pay via Paypal.



4 Days/3 nights

Day 1

Depart Ak, travel to Pipiriki, Powhiri at Paraweka Marae. Dinner & stay the Night.  Uncle Bobby, (Kaumatua) Aroha and Rick will greet us.

Day 2

Jet Boat with Joe to The Landing. Walk to the 'Bridge to Nowhere' and surroundings.  Picnic Lunch.  Canoe to Pipiriki.  Dinner & Evening at Paraweka Marae. 

Day 3

Breakfast at Paraweka. 
Canoe to Hiruharama (Jerusalem), a welcome at Hiruharama (with Uncle Bobby at our side), walkabouts and discussion.  Picnic Lunch.  

Time permitting, "go to London" - Ranana. 

Return to Dinner & Evening at Paraweka Marae. 


Day 4

Return To Auckland.   Visit Mana Ariki, Taumarunui - spiritual community focusing on the feminine.  In 1995 one of the TV stations reported the appearance of Our Lady Mary at Mana Ariki.


Itinerary may be subject to minor changes.



River, Marae Experiences, Accomodation, Food, Transfers (land & water)

  1. 4x Days - 3x Nights

  2. Powhiri - Paraweka Marae & introduction to the river

  3. Marae Dinner, Breakfast. 

  4. Pack our lunch

  5. Jet Boat to the Broken Bridge with Joe

  6. Go walkabouts

  7. Canoe down to Pipiriki

  8. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Paraweka Marae

  9. Canoe to Hiruharama

  10. Greetings and guidance at Hiruharama

  11. "Bus to London" if time

  12. Return to Paraweka Marae.  Dinner and Relax.

  13. Depart for Auckland 9am

  14. Stop at Mana-Ariki, Taumaranui

  15.  Bus: Ak-Pipiriki Round Trip & extensions

BYO picnic lunch on bus going down.

After the first night, we will take and prepare our own food.


  •  Some surprises

  •  Unexpected Miracles

  • A Smiling Bus Driver


When we return to Paraweka, at journeys end,  we will prepare our own food.  The tangata whenua will take several days off work to prepare, greet and spend time with us on arrival.


Leaving & Returning to Auckland

We wil depart from the Greenlane Countdown Car Park.  Gather near the McDonalds end of the park.


Departure Time:  9am Thursday 24 March 2016

Returning Time: approx 8pm 27 March 2016


Please arrive a little earlier to pack and greet.


Sun, Wind & Rain

Bring with you casual clothes; something warm for night , rain gear and swimwear.


1.    Sleeping Bag (covered mattress/pillow in wharenui).

2.    Water Bottle

3.    Any Personal Items

4.    Swimming Suit/Towel/Hat/Lotions/Repellants

5.    Towel

6.    Any small portable Musical Instrument

7.     Rainwear 

8.    Track Shoes & jandals/sandal (get wet)

9.    Outdoor Thermal Vest

10.   Snacks

11.  Small Day Pack & Plastic Lunch Box

12.  Your Camera

13.  A great big happy heart!!



Call Anytime 027 452 2040

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