A great ecological gem that is not to be missed. An old forest with high canopy, a save heaven for some of New Zealand's endangered and lots of other native birds. The tracks are well maintained, there are options for a short round trip with the young or a longer one for the fitter ones, a few feeder stations provide great viewing of stitchbird and bellbirds. Kaka screech high up in the trees and a 45m wooden tower provides great viewing opportunities from a very different angle - it was just great. We loved the place during the day, so went back on a guided night walk with Phil Brown, a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who made our walk very worthwhile and entertaining... I wish I just could remember all the fantastic info and stories he shared with us, it was just amazing. After we had a good night sleep at the nearby guesthouse "Out in the Styx" we went back to go on a longer track up the mountain... more birds... more fantastic flora... what more can I say: just a great weekend away.
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