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.
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.