Bush tracks, native bush & birds

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.

For 8 years Peter was Chairman of community conservation group Friends of Flora which aims to restore biodiversity to a large, unfenced area of Kahurangi National Park. He is now active on the Committee. Ask about the whio and great spotted kiwi re-introduction projects.


”mornings and evenings you can hear an overwhelming bird choir“

50 acres of grounds at The Resurgence Lodge
walking trails at The Resurgence Lodge
tui at The Resurgence Lodge

Birds seen at The Resurgence

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
Tauhou, White-eye
California quail
Miromiro, Tomtit
Welcome swallow
Korimako, Bellbird
Piwakawaka, Fantail
Ruru, Morepork
Kotare, Kingfisher
Riroriro, Grey warbler
Australian magpie
House sparrow
Masked lapwing, spur-winged plover
Song thrush
White-faced heron

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.

 Birding Package 

kev & trev the naughty keas at the resurgenceA lovely clip of ”kev & trev“ our naughty keas.