Introduction

A short track follows a loop that takes in some peaceful forest glades in among lush regeneration beneath stately palms.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

1 hr Easy: Walking track

Dog access

No dogs

About this track

Description

Nikau Bush Conservation Area contains 19 hectares of lowland broadleaved forest. Since it was fenced regeneration has been prolific and the nikau flowering in December and January is spectacular.

A short track follows a loop through the forest and takes in some peaceful forest glades in among lush regeneration beneath stately palms. The round trip from the road takes about one hour.

Getting there

A sign on Chatham Island's North Road, one and a half kilometres past Blind Jim's Creek, marks the access to the reserve. To reach the entrance, walk uphill for a kilometre following the fenceline marked with orange triangles to an entrance stile and sign.

Contacts

Rekohu / Wharekauri / Chatham Island Office
Phone:   +64 3 305 0098
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   chathamislands@doc.govt.nz
Address:   North Rd
Te One
Chatham Island
Postal Address:   PO Box 114
Waitangi
Chathams 8942
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