One of the largest trees in the world. 51m. high, with a girth
of over 13m.
Between Aranga and Waimamaku, on highway 12, this forest
contains three quarters of New Zealand's remaining kauri trees.
Within the forest's 2,500 hectares, there are a number of walking
and tramping tracks, including a wheel-chair access to Tane Mahuta
- Lord of the Forest:
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This is Tane Mahuta
The Kauri Tree
- Kauri (Agathis australis) is one of the world's largest trees.
Native to Northern New Zealand, it produces an excellent quality of
timber and also gum that can be used by industry.
The Kauri logging period of Northland started in the 1860s and
reached it's zenith at the turn of the last century. The demand for
building timber increased with the level of immigration and the gum
trade was encouraged by a rise in prices from 1865.
The Kauri trade was
in the development of Auckland but
more so for the upper Northern provinces. Gum stores, sawmills, and
logging ports became centres of settlement.
Clouds above sea
Mangungu Mission, Horeke