Situated in a remote corner of New Zealand’s North Island where the world’s tallest bird – the moa – once roamed freely in a land of myth and legend, Tahi has its own story to tell. This is a story of forests rejuvenated, wetlands reborn and native wildlife restored.
Our story is one of sustainability, passion, vision and integrity.
Ohuatahi – or first place of plenty – was the name given to this land by the Maori. Here, past, present and future are precious and we combine this philosophy to integrate hospitality with a profound respect for our natural surroundings.
Our aim is to preserve both the ecological and cultural heritage of the land, providing a sanctuary for people and wildlife. This means offering guardianship of the land rather than ownership, using the principles of sustainable management to guide our decisions.
Tahi is a living example of positive transformation, rejuvenation and commitment to a sustainable business model that does not place profit ahead of the environment. We are breathing life back into the land, at the same time, running an ecologically conscious business and creating jobs.
As a Global Ecosphere Retreats® certified Long Run Destination, Tahi strives for the highest sustainability standards through a balance of community development, cultural stewardship and biodiversity conservation.
“The best kind of travel offers more than ticking off the sights: it allows you to grow in your understanding of a landscape and the people who have shaped it. Thanks for sharing your dream with us.”