Kauri

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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.

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Tane Mahuta, Lord of the forest.
Tane Mahuta, Lord of the forest.
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The best spot taking pictures ??
Part of the group.
Part of the group.
Tane Mahuta, Lord of the forest.
Tane Mahuta, Lord of the forest.
Jos and Femke
Jos and Femke
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