Just a quick drive from Rotorua lies one of the most impressive little patch of a remainder of native forest. The super rare and endangered North Island Kokako can be heard and observed here, right from a path through beautiful North Island inland forest. This Kaharoa / Onaia forest features a dense and lush mixture of large native trees and lower shrubs and bushes, in a rugged terrain with steep valeys. The track is unobstrusive to nature, in most parts and along the track, North Island Kokako can be heard at the right time of the day and year. One of the most impressive remainders of native forest I found in all of New Zealand, due to its beauty and the sweet-sad Kokako song, abundand throughout this forest.