The stands of kahikatea are impressive in height. At their bases, the exposed roots form convoluted sculptures. This is an impressive forest remnant.
1.2 km down Ngaroto Road, a parking area is signposted on the left.
To start the walk turn left and follow the path 150 m to where another signpost directs you through a gate.
Continue down the grass strip and follow the boardwalk inside the forest. There’a an elevated viewing platform which gets you off the forest floor.
The track forms a loop through the high kahikatea forest.
These kahikatea have an average height of 35 metre. When the swamp was drained the roots became exposed and so the trees are perched on root ‘legs’, like they might walk at any moment.
The screech of introduced roasallas, imported from Australia, resonates around the upper canopy.
The 14.5 hectare reserve has been protected since 1991, when Council bought it from the local farming landowners.
North Island ▷ Waikato ▷ Cambridge
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