Tyler’s standing next to a native kauri tree. These ‘BIG’ trees live for hundreds of years and produce one of the hardest woods in the world although they are now officially protected. Nearby we found Tane Mahuta, “God of the Forest” the largest of Waipoura Forest’s kauri trees and is estimated to be 1200 years old with a girth of 14 m and a total height of 51 m