Welcome to Owhaoko. Experience wild perfection; taste our pure mānuka honey; relax in our exclusive wilderness cabin; and explore our wild and pristine ancestral lands.

Our land is incredibly remote and only accessible by helicopter – so it’s virtually untouched. Owhaoko’s rugged ranges stir awe and respect.

Nestled between the Kaweka and Kaimanawa forests in the central North Island of New Zealand, a visit to our lands is a privilege experienced by only a few. Your journey begins here.

Our Cabin Our Trust


The food-gathering tradition of our people continues as Owhaoko® harvests premium mānuka honey made by bees foraging on our land.

For a few weeks each summer, hives are set down by helicopter near dense manuka bush flowering in the uninhabited native bush – making it some of the purest mānuka honey available.


Stay in our mountain cabin Te Whare Ruruhau (a place of shelter, refuge, and protection) overlooking the winding pristine rivers and high plateaus beyond.

Experience complete immersion in nature and the luxury of total solitude – there are no roads, no people, no cell coverage, no stress. Just wild perfection.

We are guardians and protectors of the Owhaoko whenua (land), “leaving the land better than when it came to us.”

Helicopter landing


Our land is held in a trust for descendants of indigenous Māori who historically travelled up the Mohaka River to Owhaoko. We consider ourselves guardians of the tāonga tuku iho (treasure) that is our land.

Our Story


The Owhaoko land is 6,950 hectares of mountainous terrain nestled between the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Forests in the central North Island of New Zealand.

Noku te whenua, o oku tupuna – the land is mine, inherited from my ancestors.

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