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Protecting our precious places

North Auckland - Dunn's Bush,

Val and Arthur Dunn gifted Dunn’s Bush from their farm to QEII National Trust in 1994. They also donated nearby Remiger’s Bush to the Crown in 1981 and this is now a scenic reserve administered by the Department of Conservation.

The Dunns have shown extraordinary foresight and generosity in protecting these precious remnants of native forest in perpetuity for future generations of New Zealanders to enjoy.

Dunn's Bush view from Sugarloaf Photo: Astrid van Meeuwen

A 3km trail takes visitors through magnificent mature native forest and regenerating bush remnants.

Rock outcrops provide vantage points for views over the surrounding Puhoi countryside.

Dunn's Bush giant kahikatea Photo: Astrid van MeeuwenThe forest flora is rich, with more than 160 recorded species, including a giant kahikatea measuring 1.8 metres in diameter.

Location: Travel 7km north-west of Puhoi village along Ahuroa Road to the start of the walking track.

No dogs allowed.

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