These forests provide the oxygen we need to breathe as well as absorb carbon. Forests also protect our world’s water supply: When they disappear, we inevitably get deserts.
New Zealand’s long geological isolation means that most of its flora is unique, with many durable hardwoods. There is a wide variety of native trees.
Goats were introduced to New Zealand in the early days of European settlement for food, to establish a commercial fibre industry, and for weed control.
People have ventured into the vast, ancient forests seeking spiritual, emotional, and physical rejuvenation, indelibly blending the concepts of restoration and peace with being in the woods. That notion of forest wellness still persists to this day, escaping into the woods to sleep in a cabin and going off the grid. Forest retreats are rapidly becoming the best way to discover the charms of the forest, combining relaxation with tranquillity. We only allow a limited number of guests per year in order to preserve the native forest the best we can.