Testimonials

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

Feb
05

Brenda Davies, Kapiti Coast, NZ

Words are inadequate. What a privilege to have this experience.  A magic few days, love it all – the walks, scenery, people, luxury of the lodge …… and the weather!

Feb
05

Nicky Gilder, NSW, Australia

What a fantastic trip, An amazing eye opener into the hidden secrets of your beautiful country. Nicky it has been a real privilege to be part of the walkers & to experience your mountains. Thank you

Feb
05

Wendy & Brian Mosley, Macclesfield, UK

Wonderful Oasis of peace and tranquility, thank you for looking after us so well. The picnic was a lovely surprise, thank you Lance for sharing your extensive knowledge with us for your expert guidance and gentle humour. How wonderful Nicky to see a dream realized.

Jan
05

Therese Fitzgerald, Auckland, NZ

Thanks for a wonderful 3 days. An absolutely incredibly experience! I really can’t put into words all of the truly wonderful aspects that make up this wilderness encounter. Plant life, stories, flower, and food, warmth, hospitality, family- home feeling & friendly vibe. I have to say I'm hooked! A great introduction to tramping & alpine for me, thank very much. I will be recommending to everyone I know. Please can I come back      Oh and the VIEWS.

Jan
05

Judi Witcher, Wellington, NZ

Words are insufficient to describe the experience. – memorable & special in every way ( including the GF food!!) A bit of mystery ad lots of magic. Thank you.

Jan
05

BK – Thames, NZ

“Time Out" Treasure, I leave with a feeling of having been to a very special place. A chance to enjoy birdsong, and alpine splendour and return to the real world reality, relaxed and rested. Thank you Nicky and your team for your friendly hospitality.

Jan
05

LW Wellington NZ

It's your singular delivery of unfussy luxury ( with a few laughs) that separates this Wilderness Lodge from the others. In this unique valley, in all its variety, that’s a winning proposition, see you again.

Jan
05

BR, ACT, Australia

An awesome experience, top location, top accommodation and hospitality. All with a passionate leader and owner, what a great combination. Thank you for allowing me to share a magnificent spot, the best I have been to. Namaste.

Jan
05

J E& AM, London, UK

Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome, wonderful hike and the lodge is one of the nicest places we have stayed. 5 Star food, 5 star lodge , 5 star views – will recommend on Trip Advisor. Com.

Jan
05

A& CM Papamoa Beach, NZ

I have been dreaming about this trip for months and it has certainly lived up to all my expectations. I adored my room- such luxury, lovely meals and wine, great company and the second day will rank up there with one of the best experiences I have ever had. Thanks to all.