Yarndley's Bush is a good example of Kahikatea dominant swamp forest, a type that was estimated to have been wide spread in the Waikato Basin. With only 120ha of this type of vegetation remaining in the Waipa Region, the significance of this 14ha bush in a preserved state is high.
Purchased from Richard Yarndley in 1992 for the purpose of Scenic Reserve, additional land soon to be acquired will be established in buffer planting to support the Kahikatea stand. Kahikatea is New Zealand's tallest native tree and can live to be more than 500 years old, although none of these trees have yet reached that age.
Dogs: You can take your dog, but please keep them on a
leash at all times.