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May 20, 2007 - Kauri Coast

From our stay at the tree house we carried on south down the Kauri coast. So called because of the Kauri timber and gum industry that flourished there in the 19th century. The massive Kauri forests are almost wiped out now with only 1% left, but what is left is fantastic. It is fascinating to see a 2000 year old Kauri tree still standing. The highway winds through lush forest of fern and native trees for about 8km until we came to the parking lot for the Tane-mahuta tree (God of the forest) the largest tree in NZ. It was a five minute walk...

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Nov 14, 2006 - thermal springs

spent my evening soaking in a thermal spa after a long day of cycling through stunning forests where we saw the largest trees in the world with a 18m girth even i look tiny next to it tomorrow back to aukland to pick up some fresh blood ie new passangers and then down to the termal heartland. xx

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