This room is the colour of red orchre clay and gray rock. There is a series of photographs on the walls depicting
TE WHENUA, the rocks and trees of Castle Rock seen as you drive over Arthurs Pass in the South Island and were taken by Jonathan. In this room there is Queen bed and King Single bed and ensuite bathroom. With indoor/outdoor flow in mind French doors open back onto a covered wrap-around verandah with an private outdoor sitting area which overlooks the side of the property and the vista of native bush and forest beyond.
All bedrooms enjoy the same facilities with the emphasis on comfort and freshness. The beds and linen are of high quality and there is a selection of pillows to help ensure a good night’s sleep. The rooms are equipped with clock radio/alarms, electric blankets, hairdryers, heaters, robes and a closet for storage
The Meaning of TE WHENUA
Ko Papatuanuku te whenua (Papatuanuku is the land)
Māori are the tangata whenua (indigenous people of the land) of New Zealand and their culture is an integral part of New Zealand life. About 15% of the country’s population of 3.8 million is of Māori descent. Māori are a tribal people and their tribes are known as iwi.
In Māori tradition and history, Papatūānuku is profoundly important. Papatūānuku is the land, a mother earth figure who gives birth to all things of the world and imparts many blessings to her children. She is seen as the birthplace of all things and the place to which they return, and is considered a foundation for human action. Papatūānuku is the first kaupapa (platform) in the traditional world view.