NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Surrounded by bush, at Warblers Retreat we cannot help but be aware of the nature that around us.  With that comes a sense of responsibility to respect the natural world and to do our best to protect what is on our doorstep.

Native Bush

Our five acre property comprises of regenerating farmland, with gullies hosting large native pongas (tree ferns), Tanikaha and Nikau. With natural springs flowing through the property, there’s a plethora of native birds and wildlife. We actively protect and enhance this bush by removing pest plants and animals, and by planting more native plants to encourage the bird life.

Native Gardens

With mostly native and subtropical plantings, framed by natural landscape materials such as bamboo, wood and stone, the grounds provide many plants for the native birds.  The native Wood Pigeon (Kereru) is particularly fond of the many guava planted around the property, while many of the fruits that are grown to feed the occupants they tend to be shared with the local birds.

Organic Gardens

Organic herbs, vegetables and fruit are grown on the property and are supplied to guests as they are available. Recycling is carried out by way of a Bokashi bin, worm farm composting and chickens who devour the food scraps providing fresh eggs and manure, (a valuable ingredient in providing nutritious fruit and vegetables off the property).

Native Species

Native New Zealand birds are prolific especially the Grey Warbler, the Tui, Silvereyes, the Kereru and the Kotare (Kingfisher).  Native fish such as the kokopu and koura, or freshwater crayfish can be discovered in the creeks.  From skinks to wetas, there's a wide range of insects which is not surprising with the plentiful selection of food on the property.  Many shrubs and trees have been planted especially for the birds.  The Kereru and the Silvereyes particularly love to feast on the many quava shrubs planted on the property.

At Warblers Retreat, you too will be encouraged to protect New Zealand’s precious environment throughout your stay.

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Albany, Auckland 0632
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