Thursday, January 5, 2012

A New Zealand Northland Christmas - Post #3


Waipoua Forest
 Four Sisters
This beautiful forest is where the largest and oldest Kauri trees are located, (see below).  To see a previous post about the Kauri trees of NZ look here.


 Te Matua Ngahere
Father of the Forest
Second known largest living Kauri - Girth: 13.77m, Height: 17.68m
 Estimated age is over 2000 years old.

 Tane Mahuta
God of the Forest 
Largest known living Kauri - Girth: 13.77m, Height: 17.68m 
Estimated age is over 2000 years old. 

We took a lovely hike in this forest.  (Actually, Kiwis would say they took a lovely tramp through the bush.)  Anyway, these kauri trees are truly remarkable.  
 

6 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Amazing find!

Robin said...

Karen, wow, what wonderful trees!

janc@mac.com said...

These trees are spectacular. Close cousins in age to the giant Sequoias in America and olive trees in the Holy Land.

darlin said...

Wow, nature at its finest. How much longer will you be in NZ for? I'm hoping to make it there sometime during my stay in Australia, time will tell though, it's dependent on how long it takes me to finish my practicum.

Scott said...

It would be a tramp through the bush just to walk around one of the monsters. Wow.

diane b said...

Hee Hee you are picking up the lingo. Do you drive over judder bars and wear jangles?
Those trees are amazing and that drive and walk is beautiful, I remember.