New Zealand Flora and Fauna at Nick's Cabin
Escape to Nick's cabin and surround yourself with nature. Located on Mount Campbell, the cabin is at the start of the Arthur Range, on Kahurangi National Park's eastern boundary. It is nestled in beech forest with views out over Tasman Bay to Nelson.
As well as great walking the surrounding areas are home to a wide diversity of New Zealand's native bush, lichen, fungi and wildlife. We've been running an active trapping programme to help reduce pests in the area and increase the biodiversity for several years.
You might be lucky and have some of the wildlife come to you. Relax in the outside bath while bellbirds and tui sing. Riflemen dart through the bush and kea (the world's only alpine parrot) sometime visit. The friendly robin will pose for you and the New Zealand native wood pigeon show you their courtship display in Spring.
Experience the flora and fauna around the cabin. You may see the giant carnivorous snails, Powelliphanta. These are wonderfully large snails and empty shells are also found in the area. (Please remember that these are a protected species and leave the shells where you find them.)
Or wander further afield, using the cabin as your base, and discover some of the Nelson regions alpine flora. The New Zealand falcon also frequents the area so keep your eyes peeled. Being away from it all means no light pollution, so if you enjoy a clear starry night, you'll enjoy being here. Bring your telescope.
So whether you're a bird watcher (twitcher), botanist, wildlife lover, star gazer or tramper (hiker), book now to awaken to a dawn chorus that can only be heard in New Zealand and enjoy the sunrise.
Flora and Fauna
- enjoy the bird life
- have a cheeky robin accompany you along the track
- intelligent keas may join you on the veranda
- tuis and bellbirds will serenade you in the bath
- keep an eye out for tiny riflemen
- enjoy the fantails flitting around
- see if you can spot the New Zealand falcon
- you'll find shells of New Zealand's giant carnivorous snail, Powelliphanta
- enjoy a fungi foray
- look for the beautiful mosses and lichens
- no light pollution here - great for star gazing
- bring your telescope
So email us now to come and enjoy some of New Zealand's unique wildlife and flora.
"To Nick, A lovely functional lodge, but the really special discovery was your bush. Track was nicely designed and cut to minimize interference. Very nice walk to Little Brown Acre. Loved the 4 adolescent kea on the porch and bath. Sunrises pretty good too. We'll tell all our friends about you." B and M Watson