Hukutaia Domain information
Lonely Planet review
Around 8km south of the town centre is Hukutaia Domain, home to one of the finest collections of native plants in NZ. In the centre is Taketakerau, a 23m puriri tree estimated to be more than 2000 years old and a burial place for the distinguished dead of the Upokorehe hapu (subtribe) of Whakatohea. The remains have since been reinterred elsewhere.