Explore Native Bush & Wetlands

We believe in the importance of conservation. By replanting native forest on our property and protecting the surrounding wetlands, we are helping to preserve this slice of paradise for generations to come.

Visitors are welcome to take a stroll through the boardwalk which leads to a majestic waterfall. This 30 minute round trip is a great way to work up a thirst for some quality wine at our cellar door.

Helping to Restore Native Plants & Wildlife

As kaitiaki, it is our responsibility to care for the land.

The regeneration of native bush on our property is an ongoing project. Every year, we plant hundreds of seedlings to help re-establish a flourishing ecosystem, and remove invasive weeds such as gorse.

Early stage natives like mānuka and kānuka grow deep and flexible root systems which bind the soil and help to prevent erosion. This provides a fertile nursery environment for other indigenous species such as kawakawa, mamaku and kauri.

When native forest is planted alongside waterways, the roots act as a natural filtration system which helps to remove pollutants and prevents nutrients from being washed away.

Healthy forests are home to a wide range of invertebrates which attract native birds. Every creature plays an important role in maintaining a thriving forest.