The Naikaretu Reserve
When Woodward bought the land, the second jewel in the crown (the first and foremost is the Nikau Cave came with the package. Declared a nature reserve 30 years ago, it can be accessed via a floating bridge located on a bend just before Nikau Café. A small sign indicates that there is a rest area, but what you never imagined is that on the other side of the bridge you end up in an oasis in the middle of a desert of farms in the region. The river that marks the valley and leads into a magnificent waterfall, is the source of the explosion of flora and fauna of this little area. The walk is just a 25-minute walk, so you can delve into the Hobbit forest.