I have very much been craving a woodland excursion lately. Though our location, Dean’s Bush isn’t strictly ‘wilderness’; it is sure is a way to escape everything. The tiny forest is a preserved woods which is actually one of the oldest protected natural areas in New Zealand. Concrete paths line the forest, making it relatively simple to keep your shoes mud-free! Apparently four kiwi reside amongst the trees. We kept our eyes sharply peeled, but cheeky sparrows were all to be seen!