Visiting Aotearoa's greatest living monument.
Approx 30 Km northwest of lake Taupo on State Highway 30 is the largest recorded Totora Tree in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Taking a path through the forest that is not well used, leads you to an old tree, well over 1500 years. Not bad for such a young country in human terms as well as geologically. When we are travelling we always schedule in taking some chill time, it is great to take an afternoon out and spend it in the presence of a tree that is truly great.