A guided tour will give you an overview of the work of the Koanga Institute, covering all aspects of the work we do:-
- Seed saving
- Heritage fruit tree collections
- Research projects – Growing Nutrient Dense Food and Forest Garden Design
- Education around regenerative living
We will take you for a walk and look at our BioIntensive seed and food gardens, emerging forest gardens, our compost and our seed processing. Afternoon tea is provided, and guests will have the opportunity to make purchases from the Koanga store.
Getting Here – Driving Directions:
Coming into Wairoa from Napier (on State Highway 2), follow the road straight ahead, through town and over the bridge, following the signs to Frasertown and Lake Waikaremoana.
At approximately 7kms from Wairoa you will come to Scamperdown bridge. Take the first right after the bridge onto Tiniroto Road.
Follow this road for approximately 14km. Kotare Road is on the right hand side, after the second one-way bridge.
About 1km up Kotare Road, you will see the Koanga homestead on the right hand side, that’s us! Number 96, there is a Koanga sign at the gate. Drive in and park just outside the homestead with the other cars.
If you are driving down from Gisborne there are two options to get to Koanga, depending on your driving preference.
To take the direct route, come down Tiniroto Road. When you get to the roundabout at Makaraka go straight ahead and follow this road for approximately 60kms, you will come to the Opoiti bridge. Kotare Road is the first road on the left immediately after the bridge.
If you would prefer to take a scenic route from Gisborne, turn left at the Makaraka roundabout and follow the road to Wairoa.
Once you get into Wairoa refer to the directions above to get to Koanga.