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Kiwa Eco Escapes is exclusive, a tailor made experience overflowing with charm. Rustic and cozy locations amidst the beauty of Aotearoa, NZ

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A New Start…

“Tūngia te ururua kia tupu whakaritorito te tupu o te harakeke”

(“set the overgrown bush alight, and the new flax shoots will spring up”) – Clear away what is bad and the good will flourish.

What we as a family hold most dearly in life is our health and fitness, our family and friends and most of all the time free from stress we spend with each other. 

We see our ability to share our beautiful home and land with others as to chance for us to connect with others, and a chance for our visitors to reconnect with themselves and or people close to their heart. This is hard to achieve without clarity of mind, and in order to achieve such clarity in a short time-frame it’s easier to leave behind familiar distractions. 

For years I built my life and financial security up working from dark until dark, studying full-time and training 2-3 times each day to stay at my peak so when the time came that I had children, I could maximise my time with them whilst they grew up. 

It didn’t happen that way at all and I found myself busier and busier as I had children simply filling my spare time with trying to achieve more, learn more, train more and prove myself more… to who? My health suffered because of it and after starting 5 new companies at once I spent over a year in bed – exhausted and unable to even walk to the letterbox. After numerous earthquakes, a failed business and then the horrific events in Christchurch in early 2019, I forced myself to take a reality check and get back to my purpose of being, my whānau (family). We are fortunate enough to have attained beautiful properties, some specific skill sets and manaakitanga (hospitality and kindness) to share with people. So we decided to kick into gear our shared vision of Kiwa Eco Escapes and get back to basics through helping others extract clarity via te tai ao (the natural world) and simple appreciation. 

We hope what we offer serves its purpose for you and your loved ones. Āku mihi maioha ki a koutou rā. Nā mātou noa, te whānau Gibson.

Escape Locations

We offer our visitors a chance to experience parts of Aotearoa, New Zealand seldom seen by the general public. It is said that only 5% of New Zealand’s beauty is seen at the road side. Whenever your escape time, wherever your escape location, the option is yours to add some once in a lifetime escape extras or experiences to your stay. If not, we welcome you to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the views, nature and calm. 

Escape + Explore = Excel!