With the support of the Department of Conservation and many other stakeholders of Pureora Forest Park, local iwi groups were encouraged to form an entity to provide services to the Timber Trail. Kohia Ltd was formed by 8 Maori land owning trusts and 1 Maori Incorporation who each has land interests in or adjacent Pureora Forest Park.
We operate our Timber Trail visitor services from the Department of Conservation Pureora Field Base office, only 200m from the entrance to the trail.
Our focus is to provide you the visitor with a deep, rich and authentic Timber Trail experience, incorporating aspects of a Maori cultural exchange, physical activity and interaction with the environment.
The belief of a deep kinship between humans and the natural world is a view shared amongst many indigenous cultures. The importance of Kaitiakitanga - guardianship, protection and preservation, is a concept of managing the environment based on traditional Maori values.
A reciprocal responsibility upon a host, and an invitation to a visitor to experience the very best the Timber Trail has to offer.