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.
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.