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Hukutaia Domain

Hukutaia Domain is 4.5 hectares of native bush remnant, featuring ancient Puriri trees, mighty Tawa, and many varieties of ferns, moses and fungi. It provides a glimpse of how the local area looked before culitvation of the land changed the landscape.

A highlight is the magnificent Taketakerau burial tree, a 2000-year-old puriri used in ancient times by the Upokorehe iwi.

Easy to find with plenty of parking and also has Restrooms. Just a short drive from Opotiki. An easy walk so take your time, listen to the birds and stop and have a good look at the huge puriri tree and enjoy this lovely peaceful spot to be in.

At a Glance

Activity Duration: Easy half day trip
Map Location: E
Travel time to activity: 30 min
Costs: Free

"Taketakerau" an ancient 2000-year-old burial tree.

The reserve has several loop walks.

Hukutaia is also a collection of native plants and trees, gathered from all parts of New Zealand and its off- shore islands. There are an estimated 1500 different varieties in amongst the 700 specimens, many of them ladelled.

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