Testimonials

What our clients say about our exclusive guided hikes through the Puhi Nature Reserve – a truly authentic, diverse wilderness encounter & luxurious accommodation.

Apr
05

Teri Sonal

Thank you – this peaceful place, relaxes the body, rejuvenates the mind.

Apr
05

John Williamson, Lincoln, NZ

The perfect chill out place.

Mar
05

Grant Bettjeman, Auckland, NZ

There is nothing more magical than seeing a dream come to life and we had a real sense of that this weekend – its been so special to share in this dream over the last few days. Nicky you and your team and Lance too absolutely get the importance of the overall “experience”. You have breathtaking mountains and bush, a beautiful luxurious lodge, delicious food and sounds of the outback and you have wrapped it all up in your unique personalities and exquisite attention to detail and our experience has bee one of total indulgence and we’ve felt absolutely spoilt. The perfect wedding anniversary. Thank you.

Mar
05

Mac Thomson, Australia

I shall return one day, With sons and daughter, To this heavenly place Called Shearwater, Where the girls have wings And the dogs have smiles Where the men have halos And where you walk for miles!

Mar
05

Fiona Igo, NSW, Australia

A unique and exhilarating few days – great company, guides, staff and location. Congratulations to Nicky & all the people who make this experience what it is, thank you.

Mar
05

Jane Reasbeck, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Simply glorious, great company, wonderful food and a  truly magical location. Congratulations to all the team for creating paradise in paradise.

Feb
05

Loren Dribinsky, Lexington Mass

Nicky – you have created a wonderful lodge and experience for people. Thank you so much for the opportunity to experience this land, and thanks for your work for the Shearwaters. Thanks also to Lance, Eve, and Maryanne for their guidance and gracious company.

Feb
05

Josef Blass, Chapel Hill, USA

We have hiked all over the world, but Shearwater Lodge is absolutely unique. It is unique because all involved make you feel at home, while running daily routine with total professionalism. Eva and myself feel very privileged to be able to be part of this paradise, thank you Nicky

Feb
05

Tatjana Parsons, Redcliffs, Christchurch NZ

It has been a privilege to walk this land with all its treasures, in the company of people who love and appreciate it. Many thanks to lance, Nicky, Mary Ann & Sam for your thoughtfulness & hospitality.

Feb
05

Mike Wildig, Ongar, Essex, UK

Truly exhilarating and memorable experience. Nicky and her team were knowledgeable and enthusiastic and demonstrated that truly remarkable progress can and should be made in protecting and enhancing our environment. Many thanks and best of luck with all your endeavours. Mike and Alison.