Guided Tour | Veges, Soil, Seeds and Forest Gardens | Saturday 15th April


A look at what Regenerative Food Production (home scale and small scale commercial)  and Seed Production looks like at Koanga plus a walk through our Mediterranean and Temperate Forest Garden and lunch with our staff .

Saturday 15th April 2023

Location:    Koanga Institute, Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, NZ
Time:           9am – 4 pm

Price:           $110

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A full day tour. We are sure that you will be inspired, overwhelmed, excited, and go home with many new ideas, and information, and new ways forward.

Numbers are limited to 10 people so it is easy to ask questions and get to hear everything easily. We are looking forward to hosting these tours and meeting you. If you have a group  that you would like to book in for a tour on another day contact us. You will need a minimum of 10 people.

Plan for the day

9:00 Intro to Koanga

9:30 Kay’s home garden garden, soil building,  home food production, and eggs in forest garden 

10:30 Morning Tea

10:50 Michele Seed production 

12:00 lunch with staff + questions (we invite you to join us at  our usual staff lunch, a broth based hearty soup)

12:45 Temperate and Mediterranean Forest Gardening with Leif

2:30 Afternoon Tea & Questions 

2:50 Research Garden… Local Regenerative Food Production Model with Kay and Paul

3:45 Closing discussion  with Kay and Team

4:00 Shop open

Morning and afternoon tea and lunch provided (a hearty broth based soup)

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.