Bushmansfriend offers products and experiences that celebrate New Zealands natural world.
In Whangaroa Harbour we offer forest walks, Whangaroa Harbour tours and a harbour taxi to and from Lane Cove.
Bush and Boat tour. A unique world class guided nature walk of the Wairakau Stream track and return boat trip. Our
customers constantly rate this unique wilderness experience as a highlight of their NZ holiday. Learn about New Zealand's remarkable flora and fauna on a guided forest walk. Find out more about the guided forest walk and Harbour tour
Whangaroa Harbour boat tour. 1&1/2 hour tour. Experience the beautiful outer reaches of Whangaroa Harbour in an exhilarating and informative experience. Pick up from Whangaroa or Totara North
wharf in the 5.7m. 'Wairakau'. Purpose built for Whangaroa Harbour Find out more about the boat tour
WhangaroaHarbour Taxi. Walk the track to Lane Cove under your own arrangements. Save the walk back and enjoy an informative tour of Whangaroa Harbour. Ideal
for backpackers and family groups. Also taxi to properties around the harbour and Kingfish Lodge. Find out more about the Harbour
Whangaroa Houseboat Holidays. The ultimate romantic escape, weekend getaway, family holiday or fishing expedition with mates. Houseboating is the perfect means of accessing Whangaroas natural
beauty, yet still enjoying all the comforts of home. Find out more about Whangaroa Houseboat Holidays
Tony Foster author of "Plant Heritage New Zealand"
Bushmansfriend: A Responsible Tourism Operator
Bushmansfriend Ltd prides itself on a philosophy of Responsible Tourism. We actively strive to improve our energy efficiency, waste management, water
conservation, caring for our flora and fauna and being actively involved in growing the Whangaroa Community. Reduce Recycle Reuse
Kerikeri Plant Production offers wholesale Growing On Lines to other nurseries,
landscapers and revegetation work. They also serve customers who require smaller numbers of plants for domestic plantings. Highly recommended and competitive prices. Order on line.
Native Plant books I recommend :
Check out this selection of natural history books that include
everything from garden design, using natives in ornamentation, identifying New Zealand's plants, birds, spiders, dinosaurs, walking and hiking guidebooks, woodworking and other New Zealand natural world books.
Grow your own native plants from seed.
Seed germination strategies for raising the seeds of New Zealand native plants
Botany word of the day blogPhytography(Gr. phyton: plant; grapho: to write) The branch of botany that deals with the descriptive
terminology of plants and their parts. It provides the vocabulary for plant description, identification, and classification.This site presents a daily botanical term with an explanation of the word, its meaning and a photograph that
demonstrates the term.All photos are New Zealand native plants.