Large Kauri Tree

Large Kauri Tree

Travelling down Scenic Drive in the Waitakere Ranges, Auckland, keep an eye out for a sign for “Large Kauri Tree”. The reason for stopping is better than the sign suggests. After a short walk you are standing in front of a big ancient kauri.

It is more mature than the trees on the Arataki Nature Trail and the only ancient tree that you can get close to in the Waitakere Range at present. The other similar sized trees in the Cascade Kauri section of the park are still closed off due to kauri dieback disease.

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