The new track makes Moko, the 800-year-old rimu and oldest tree in Wellington, more accessible says Ōtari Manager Tim Park.
“Moko is truely an awe inspiring rakau. It is fantastic that more people are now able to visit and enjoy the journey through the ancient forest that once cloaked all of Wellington.”
Due to the ecological sensitivity of the area, staff worked with expert trail builders, the Kennett Brothers, to build up the trail through old growth forest rather than ‘cutting in’.
This involved using local materials where possible, as well as flying in gravel to protect tree roots along the route.