Shine Falls in Boundary Stream Scenic Reserve


Ancient trees, raucous birds, Hawke’s Bays highest waterfall – Boundary Stream has got it all! Arrive earlier to hear the incredible dawn chorus or stay late to hear dusk chorus. Bring your togs if you want to swim in the pool under the waterfall (you’d be mad not to!).
  • Walk in the past in this "mainland island", where pests and predators are kept at low levels, allowing native flora and fauna to thrive.
  • Explore one of numerous tracks − which one will you choose?
  • Bring your binoculars and dress "quietly" to avoid rustling − you'll see and hear a wide range of New Zealand native wildlife, including North Island brown kiwi, kaka, kokako, NZ falcon, kereru, rifleman, North Island robin, tui, bellbird, whitehead, tomtit, grey warbler, shining and longtailed cuckoo.

Get ready

Download the adventure map (PDF, 2,176K) and check out what you can do.

Go and explore

Look out for the Guardian Post when you get there. On it you'll find a special code word - write it down.

Getting there: Boundary Stream is 60 km north of Napier. Just north of Tutira, turn off SH2 onto Matahorua Road. Turn onto Pokokura Road to access the southern end of the Boundary Stream area, or continue on Matahorua Road and turn into Heays Access Road to reach the northern end.

Claim your reward

Tell us the Boundary Stream code word to receive a Kiwi Guardians certificate and medal for this adventure.

Put the medal on your back pack or pencil case to show everyone the adventure you've had.

Each Kiwi Guardians place has a different medal - see how many you can collect.

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