While many forests have disappeared, those that remain are revered for their beauty and the life they support. The Forest habitat in Te Wao Nui celebrates our forests and the birds that call it home. From the kākā and kūkupa (also known as kererū) to the kākāriki and tui, these birds have long been icons of our wildlife.
The Forest takes visitors out of the city to a habitat defined by birdsong, rustling leaves, and a trickling stream. Representative of the forests of the Waitākere ranges, this is a reminder of the beauty around us and the forest’s grace and power. With so many forests already lost, now is your chance to stand up and be a kaitiaki (guardian) for those that remain.