Did you know that the largest kauri alive today is the Tane Mahuta with a diameter of 4.6m and height of 52m. It is estimated to be between 1200 and 2000 years old! In Maaori mythology, Taane (also called Taane-mahuta, Taane-nui-a-Rangi, and several other names) is the god of forests and of birds.Tāne-mahuta as god of the forest stands with birds on his hands.

Did you know we have Kauri trees right here in Waikato? There is a walk through native bush and a serene grove of noble Kauri, including one of the biggest of its kind in the Waikato, on the way up to a scenic lookout with panoramic views of North Waikato at Hakarimata Ranges!

Tāne-mahuta as god of the forest stands with birds on his hands.