Little Bush Reserve, Napier

Kingfisher, photo: Craig McKenzie

Kingfisher, photo: Craig McKenzie

The locals: Kereru, grey warbler, fantail, morepork, whitehead, bellbird, tui and kingfisher

Walking tracks: An easy walking track (1/2 hour) wanders throughout the entire reserve.

Getting there: This 12 hectare reserve is located on Little Bush Road 5 kms drive from the Napier-Puketitiri Road, 55 kms West of Napier.

Despite its small size, the Little Bush Reserve is notable for the constant birdsong, particularly bellbird and tui.

The reserve contains a broad mix of native plant species, including kahikatea, matai, rimu, hinau, lemonwood and pokaka, with several trees that are 500 years old.

Dogs are not allowed within Little Bush Reserve – this is to protect indigenous wildlife and farm stock.