The Kahikatea, likes "wet feet" and is the tallest tree growing in New Zealand reaching a hight of up to 60 meters and can live up to 500 years.
This is the first bush walks in the park, situated about 800m in, and give a great view of some large Rimu, Kahikatea/while pine and other native trees
The trunk of the Rimu Tree. When seen in conjunction with the view of the tree from a distance gives an idea of its size.
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