Take time to explore this unique property. Landscaped for over 60 years, our 50 acres (22 hectares) of regenerating bush is on the edge of 2 national parks.
Walk some of the 5km of tracks around the Lodge and meet the many friendly native birds; or, take the one hour return walk to the beautiful source of the Riwaka River - the resurgence - where a river emerges from the marble hillside and magical clear from the Middle Earth caves water bubbles deep beneath a crystal pool.
Peter & Clare plant a tree for every couple and have a long-term plan to restore the property to trees native to lowland forests of the area.
Peter is Chairman of community conservation group Friends of Flora which aims to restore biodiversity to a large, unfenced area of Kahurangi National Park. Ask about the whio and great spotted kiwi re-introduction projects.
”mornings and evenings you can hear an overwhelming bird choir“
Karuhiruhi, Pied Shag
Putangitangi, Paradise shellduck
New Zealand Falcon (karearea)
Kahu, Australasian harrier
Pipiwharauroa, Shining cuckoo
Koekoea, Long-tailed cuckoo
Pukeko, purple gallinule swamphen
Kereru, New Zealand pigeon
Kea, Mountain parrot
Riroriro, Grey warbler
Masked lapwing, spur-winged plover
You will see more birds at The Resurgence than in either the Abel Tasman or Kahurangi National Parks. Listen to birdsong from the beautiful dawn chorus to morepork calls at night.