Giant tōtara

Image: DOC


This short walk will take you to a huge forked lowland tōtara.

Track overview

Walking and tramping

10 m Easiest: Short walk

Dog access

No dogs

About this track


The huge tōtara can be reached after a few minutes walk into the bush. This massive tree may be 2,000 years old and measures 8.5 m around its trunk. The bush also features tōtara, mataī and fuschia/kōtukutuku.

You can carry on to Montgomery Peak Walk.

Getting there

Drive to Hilltop on the Akaroa Highway then turn along the Summit Road for 200 m to a small area at the side of the road where you can park.


Ōtautahi / Christchurch Visitor Centre
Phone:   +64 3 379 4082
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   28 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch 8013
Postal Address:   Private Bag 11089
Christchurch 8443
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