Barry Crump’s A-Frame Hut Restored

Barry Crump’s A-Frame Hut Restored

In November 2013 we at Weka Wilds acquired Barry Crump’s old A frame hut which  had no permanent residents since Barry and Robin lived in it. Barry and Robin built the A Frame in 1982-1983 and Barry left in (1991).

Moving Crumpy’s Hut

Moving Crumpy’s Hut

“A story about an inspired Opotiki local who’s dragged Barry Crump’s A-frame out of the hills of Pakihi Vallley to restore it on his land for posterity, for everyone to see – especially those who are riding the Motu Trails – another reason to experience this...
Taine Subritzky of Weka Wilds

Taine Subritzky of Weka Wilds

We organized a special weekend for a couple of friends from Auckland for Valentine’s Day. This lovely couple took our son Taine hunting, and came back with a rather large red stag! Also a fishing expedition at Te Kaha yielded a few Crayfish, so coupled with some...
Arrival Magazine Visits Us!

Arrival Magazine Visits Us!

Kiwi Dream Job employee Dean’s jam packed 2 month Kiwi adventure around NZ with Arrival Magazine NZ! Post by Weka Wilds. Post by Weka Wilds.
Going Gangnam in the Bush

Going Gangnam in the Bush

Recently we hosted 3 lovely Korean gentlemen at Weka Wilds, and they certainly showed us how to do it Gangnam style in the bush! Inexperienced with rural camping, we had the pleasure of teaching them how to set up camp, build a campfire to cook lunch and breakfast,...
Pakihi Possum Run

Pakihi Possum Run

Last weekend we took the boys and their friends from town out into the bush for a Possum run, checking traps and helping to keep the local Weka wildlife safe. It was a stunning ‘boys day out’ with great weather and Mother Nature smiling down on us allowing...
Kiwi by Night

Kiwi by Night

On the eve of the Motu Trails grand opening ceremony we took a walk along our driveway to see if we could find some glow worms on a clear but frosty night. To our complete surprise and utter joy we managed to capture a photo of one of the largest Kiwi birds we’d...
Pakihi River

Pakihi River

The Pakihi Valley has three rivers that flow out from the Urutawa Forest to the ocean.
Did someone say Pizza?

Did someone say Pizza?

Pizza made in our Aztec wood fired pizza oven, either add to your booking or choose our 24 Hours Cycle Trails Package Deal and get the pizza as part of your stay.
Bach Interior

Bach Interior

Get away from the noise of the city and experience peace and beauty in comfortable surroundings.
Opotiki Big 3

Opotiki Big 3

The Opotiki Big 3 has been running since 1992 and has attracted keen bushman and bushladies. The aim of this event is to catch the heaviest Stag or Boar, Snapper and Pheasant with the longest tail.  All funds raised from all Big 3 competitions are donated to a local...
Caution Weka!

Caution Weka!

  A road sign halfway along Pakihi Valley cautions drivers about Weka birds who are frequently seen in and around the Valley. We named Weka Wilds accommodation after this large, brown flightless bird that has a famously feisty and curious personality....