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 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.
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 labelled.