Hi, Keith and Eric here – the Kolver brothers and best mates.

We created Secret Spot because we wanted to share our experience of growing up in the great outdoors with you.

As locals, we grew up on a farm next to the Kaituna river, and have always loved getting out on adventures – white water rafting, kayaking, hunting, biking, rap jumping, exploring the bush, swimming in rivers and lakes – generally just having a great time.

At the end of each adventure we always managed to find a hot stream in the bush or on a beach, a secret spot that only a few locals knew about, where we would retell the day’s stories and share a drink and a laugh.

On a recent adventure deep in the heart of Te Urewera National Park, while canoeing the Whakatane River in wild, driving rain and gale force winds, we dreamt of soaking in a nice steaming hot tub. So, we hatched a plan to re-create the secret spot of our youth, a place that we could share with fellow adventurers and visitors to our patch of paradise.

And here we are now, Kiwi owned, connecting with nature and friends, and having a great time.

We created Secret Spot because we wanted to share our experience of growing up in the great outdoors with you.

As locals, we grew up on a farm next to the Kaituna river, and have always loved getting out on adventures – white water rafting, kayaking, hunting, biking, rap jumping, exploring the bush, swimming in rivers and lakes – generally just having a great time.

At the end of each adventure we always managed to find a hot stream in the bush or on a beach, a secret spot that only a few locals knew about, where we would retell the day’s stories and share a drink and a laugh.

On a recent adventure deep in the heart of Te Urewera National Park, while canoeing the Whakatane River in wild, driving rain and gale force winds, we dreamt of soaking in a nice steaming hot tub. So, we hatched a plan to re-create the secret spot of our youth, a place that we could share with fellow adventurers and visitors to our patch of paradise.

And here we are now, Kiwi owned, connecting with nature and friends, and having a great time.

Keith has spent his career showing Kiwis and visitors a great time, commercially guiding rafts down the wild rivers of New Zealand and Nepal, rolling folks down hills in large balls, guiding the Southern great walks, horse and motorbike treks, canoe safaris, and spa and geothermal adventures.

But there was always time for Keith and Eric to head out for a quiet raft or paddle.

The old days when you could rock up to the Grand Canyon, throw a rope over the edge and jump off. Mad bugger Eric on Spring Break, complete with kiwi black singlet.

Always nice to get on the Kaituna.

Searching for monsters of the forest.