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North Island
Hawke's Bay

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.

NOTE: After the destruction caused by Cyclone Gabrielle in February 2023 road access to Little Bush Reserve is compromised by hazardous road conditions with the extremely fragile state of the Puketitiri Road and caution is advised when travelling.


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