Karangahake Native Bird Reserve


Set in the high hills of the world-famous Karangahake Gorge, the Karangahake Native Bird Reserve is positioned on the Southern end of the Coromandel Ranges.

Designed and built by Tony Howse, the reserves covers seven acres. The reserve is fully fenced and is made up of a mature native forest, two spring creeks, handbuilt walking track, and extensive Kauri plantings.

Comprehensive educational signage throughout this beautiful reserve is designed by an award winning Department of Conservation graphic designer.   

  • Mature native forest
  • Replica miner’s camp
  • Eel and freshwater Crayfish pond
  • Bird education area
  • Beautiful walking track
  • Early Maori history 

Bullswool Farm's Bush Reserve was a winner in the Environmental category in the inaugural "Pride of New Zealand" Awards.

Bullswool Heritage Farm Native Bird Reserve is the winner of 2014 Pride of NZ Award for its conservation work
Bullswool Heritage Farm is the winner of the 2014 Pride of NZ award for conservation work on the Native Bird Reserve

Price: Entry to Native Bird Reserve is included with all Heritage Farm admission.

The walk:

  • The Native Bird Reserve takes about 30mins to walk
  • The walk is easy and it is suitable for able walkers of a moderate fitness level.
    However, there are lots of steps and a few narrow places, and therefore the walk is not suitable for prams.


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