Hard to find along rough gravel road, it is sign posted. Follow barryville road until you see sign “Forrest Tower” Very lovely to be up in the canopy of surrounded by ancient trees. Didn’t see any birds from tower except one kaka flying past. Very short and lovely walk - I would definitely come back!
This was completely un-expected. I like trees. I like birds. And I appreciate being able to be with them, without a crowd. All those boxes ticked :) It's a very short walk and we had tame North Island Robins following us for most of it. The tower climb got us into the canopy and it quickly became all about the trees and the plentiful (and boisterous) kaka. They really made themselves known. Without the birdlife, this walk wouldn't rate as highly, but I get the feeling that there's so many of those playful Kaka hanging about, that our experience wasn't a one off.
NOTE - The access is narrow and not very suitable for larger campervans. There's very few pull over areas should some-one be driving the other way. Luckily not many people seem to visit this place.