Kauri is a coniferous tree found north of 38°S in the northern districts of New Zealand’s North Island.

It is the largest (by volume) but not tallest species of tree in New Zealand, standing up to 50 m tall in the emergent layer above the forest’s main canopy.

The Waipoua forest is home to Tāne Mahuta the largest standing Kauri tree. This tree is also estimated to be about 2300 years old and is an awesome sight.

The Kauri really stand out among the rest of the forest, board-walks guide you round the forest to help protect the Kauri root systems and guide you to the biggest trees.