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Its not every day that you get to see a living thing that has been around since the dawn of time. Tane Mahuta proudly stands overseeing the forest and all those visit. It is a pretty special feeling to be standing at the base of...More
Kauri dieback disease is a very real threat, but Tane Mahuta is not sick (other than sheer old age). That is the message given to us by a Maori guardian who was watching the tree. People used to sneak into the forest without using the...More
One of the highlights of our trip. Ww walked in the forest to see the ancient and venerable kauri trees. Awe inspiring. Very sad to see the effects of the die-back fungal disease. ( Have to clean and disinfect shoes before and after visit). You...More
To their great credit NZ takes protection of their flora and fauna seriously. When first entering NZ at the airport our hiking shoes were examined by officials, making sure they were clean to ensure we weren’t bringing any contaminates into this beautiful country.
He's massive. So wonderful that a guide is available to provide information and protection to this lord of the forest. The process of cleaning our shoes is great to see. NZ is really doing what it can to share nature and try to protect it...More
This is the second time we have visited, the first being in 2006. We had just forgotten the sheer physical presence of Tane Mahuta. Awesome.
We also enjoyed the walk in short though it was as we enjoy walking through NZ bush/forests.