We’re passionate about wonderful Wainuiomata. It’s our home and we’re hosts who love to share about all the good stuff in our stunning valley.

Mac

Coastal Views Horse Trek - Guide & Host

Mac's been on horses from before he could walk and for Mac it's a way of life!

Mac's horsemanship is so good that he and his horse Chassis rode in the move Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

Mac loves connecting people with nature. Helping you feel comfortable and engaged with your horse is top priority for Mac. Together you'll head up the hill to take in breath-taking views of the South Island and Wellington Harbour - all from atop one of Mac's wonderful horses.

If you're lucky you might even see a pod of dolphins. One and two hour farm rides are available or choose a four hour beach ride with lunch.

Angie

Angie’s Rural Retreat - Helping you feel at home

Angie loves this valley and share her beautiful farmlet with her guests at 'Angie's Rural Retreat' accommodation. The donkeys and sheep are part of the family and will enjoy meeting you.

Angie loves making everyone feel welcome at her ``Little house with Charm on a farm'' and share the beauty and relaxation of her little piece of heaven

Tui

Serenading & swooping

Tui are stunning to behold and their calls and song will have you entranced. The light catches their beautiful blue/green feathers and at their throat is a perfect bright white tuft (poi). Keep an eye out near flowers and flaxes to watch them feeding.

Lots of great sighting opportunities in Wainuiomata, especially in around the native bush areas such as Remutaka Forest Park, Wainuiomata Recreation Area and the Wainuiomata Trail Park. Tui have almost-black heads, underparts, wings and tails that have an iridescent blue and green sheen, especially on the head and wings. The upper back and flanks are dark reddish brown with a bronze sheen, the nape and sides of the neck have filamentous white feathers, and there are two unusual curled white feather tufts on the throat (poi). A treat to hear as they can sing beautifully as well as making coughs, grunts and wheezes.

“It’s heartland New Zealand”

Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace

“You can go anywhere and you’re welcome. It’s Wainuiomata!”

Kylie

“We have great things, like our beautiful parks, and I want to share that.”

Emma