Square Kauri Tree

Square Kauri Tree - Tapu

Square Kauri Tree

Tapu

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1 Rankers Review

1 Face-to-Face

17 Coromandel Town

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Information

300 m return | 20 minutes return

The Square Kauri is so called because of its square-looking trunk. These give the tree a square form and aid its tenure to its steep ridge-side home. The tree has a girth of 8.76 metres and is 41.15 metres high. It has occupied this spot for an estimated 1200 years. In the 1890’s, workers constructing the road saved it from the saw.

Access

8.5 km from Tapu and 19.5 km from Coroglen along the Tapu-Coroglen Road, is a parking bay. The start of the track is signposted opposite the parking bay.

Track

The metalled track is supplemented with 187 steps to make the climb a little less demanding.

Flora

The Square Kauri is so called because of its square-looking trunk. These give the tree a square form and aid its tenure to its steep ridge-side home. The tree has a girth of 8.76 metres and is 41.15 metres high. It has occupied this spot for an estimated 1200 years. In the 1890’s, workers constructing the road saved it from the saw.

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Feature Value Info

Location

North IslandCoromandelCoromandel Town

Categories

  • Walking
  • Free

Reviews

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Eberhard

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

Nice park without an entrance fee. The road could be a bit better.

Reviewed over 3 years ago and experienced in March 2016

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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