As you can see on the map above, Room 3 walked part of the old Waitawheta tramway used to transport giant Kauri logs down river for export. We learnt that if you took all the timber made into planks and put them end to end, you could walk from Waitawheta to Perth, Australia. That's how much timber came out of our hills! We think in today's money that wood was worth $150 million.
Sadly, only 2 giant Kauri are left and we estimate that these are about 1,200-1,800 years old. They are impressive, huge and beautiful.
We decided to say our school Karakia and sing our school Waiata while we were there, as a mark of respect for these two trees and for all the people we are thankful for, for making this a conservation park today. Mr B played his putangitangi and we were joined on our walk by Piwakawaka for the rest of our journey.