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Today there was a visit to the big kauritree planned. First we went to the Kauri museum in Matakohe. There you can find everything what you want to know about the kauritrees. I bought myself there a few postcards and stamps and a head, because the weather was much better then we were thinking. Lucky us ;) .
After this we went to our next stop in the trounson kauripark. This park you find in the north-west of the north-island. I took a walk through the forest to enjoy the nature of New Zealand. After 1 hour we had time to buy us a lunch in the park.
The next stop was at the Tāne Mahuta. It is a giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest. The tree's Māori name means "Lord of the Forest" and is the name of a god in the Māori pantheon. Tāne Mahuta is the most massive kauri today. It is about 50 metres in height, and has a circumference of 13.8 metres. They guess that the trees age is between 1250 and 2500 years old. I think that is very old !!
The last stop was at a lookout in New Zealand. It is Te Arai Te Uru , the outer South Head at the entrance to the Hokianga Harbour.