Mahoe-nui Bush is a patch of remnant forest located in one of the gullies above Sumner valley, in the Port Hills.

The North Canterbury Branch of Forest and Bird (external link) and the Sumner Environment Group are helping the Christchurch City Council with the restoration of this lovely site.

They always welcome more volunteers! 

For the coming planting season they are redirecting their volunteer efforts to post-fire restoration on other sites. Please contact the group directly for more information.

How to get to Mahoe-nui Bush upper

Head up to Evans Pass (the road at the back of Sumner). Turn right and in 900m you will come to Mahoe-nui Bush on the left.

The site is fenced and you will see the native plantings up the gully. There is only space for a few cars at the site so please carpool.