Majestic and rugged, the magic of
Central North Island
Owhaoko land is held in trust for the descendants of indigenous Māori who once lived on the land. As Māori, we consider ourselves guardians of the tāonga tuku iho (treasure) that is our land.
Nestled between the Kaweka and Kaimanawa national forests, south-east of Lake Taupo, Owhaoko’s rugged ranges stir awe and respect.
Given the land’s remoteness and inaccessibility, it is virtually untouched and boasts a rich diversity of native flora and fauna, including some very rare species in their natural habitat.
THE RUGGED LAND STIRS AWE AND RESPECT
History has it the first person to visit and lay claim to the area was the great chief Tamateapokaiwhenua. For hundreds of years after his discovery, his descendants travelled up the Mohaka River to Owhaoko to enjoy its wild beauty and gather seasonal food.
The food-gathering tradition continues as we now harvest premium Mānuka honey made by bees foraging on our land.
THIS WILDERNESS ONCE ACTED AS A PATAKA KAI (FOOD STORE HOUSE) FOR OUR PEOPLE
As effective guardians, sustainability is paramount and deeply embedded in all we do, leaving the land better than when we came to it.
OWHAOKO honey is proudly produced by a Māori Lands Trust. Owhaoko A East and A1B Blocks Trust is a collective of trustees with goals to ensure productivity and benefits for future generations of landowners and their whanau (family).