––– Waipatiki to Aroparonui to Waipatiki
Create your own story on a trekking journey from Waipatiki beach, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, to Aroparonui and back along the rustic coastline. Enjoy unique flora and fauna including some of the most prolific native bird life in the country, uplifting scenery, local history, yoga on the plateau over looking the beach and exceptional cuisine including a master class in curing and smoking.
Girls get away.
Nurturing our Mojo together.
Suggested Itinerary - Wake to the Bell bird and Tui signaling the new day and enjoy a stunning breakfast on the deck. We pack our lunch and head off up the valley via the native stand and the Nikaus and over into the Aroparonui valley. Hear stories of local history as we journey the routes and pathways of early Maori who inhabited the area. Our return journey is along the coast from this neighbouring bay to Waipatiki for a swim and to relax on the beach.
Grow your culinary knowledge by taking part in a fish curing and smoking workshop before enjoying the fruits of your labour.
(Piper excelsum) Traditional medicinal plant, used by Maori.
We walk to the top of the ridge to view the sunrise and a take part in a guided yoga practice on the plateau. Experience the tranquility of the valley and the bay at this time.
Depending on how we feel we may choose to walk the red woods and on to the three pools at the top of the valley. This is two to three hour walk to enjoy together before returning home for lunch prepared for us by the super talented Pia Russell.
The afternoon is then yours to relax at the bach or at the beach. At this time we perform our ritual of giving back to this beautiful place by planting a native tree.
Take part in a restorative yoga before breakfast and a relaxed pack up, leaving to return home at your leisure.
“What a day, one to remember, one to embrace, one to lock in the calendar for an annual event. Taking the time to be as one with nature, away from the busy days that all of us mothers have.”
Mother of two, IT consultant and 'Mojo Tribe' member.
––– Coastal walk from Waipatiki to Aroparonui and home along the rustic coast. Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
NZ $600 pp (including GST) based on 6 people.
2 – 3 days
Sandy beach, hills and undulation, some rock hopping and coastal clambering.
Distance and Fitness Level
12 km + 8 km, Fitness Level 3
Recommended group size
Minimum 4, maximum 8
Customise your journey
Variations on distances, comfortable camping or luxury accommodation, lunch box or fine dining experience – the possibilities are endless. Every Mojo Journey can be customised for you.