Daily Archives: March 5, 2013

A walk in the Tree tops

One of the special features at Otari Open air plant Museum is the Tree top walk.
This wooden walkway begins here with a Waharoa or gateway into a spiritual realm.
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Ahead are tall trees.
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The walkway bridges the Open air Museum to the Information Centre and spans a deep, deep gully.
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For those who dare to look over the sturdy rail there are fascinating views to be had.
Look at the wonderful star shape that forms in the crown of a large tree fern.
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While the walkway is in the canopy of tall New Zealand Native trees there are plenty which reach higher than the walkway.
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This is where we spotted one Keruru.
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Every so often there are views out over the greater Otari Bush reserve showing viewers this very rugged countryside that is so typical of the hills of Wellington.
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And the density of the native bush when it is left to its own devices.
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Some very old and beautiful specimen are within reach.
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And at the end of the walkway there is another Keruru perched very high up on what appears to be a twig.
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While we had something of a bird’s eye view on the walkway we were really being viewed all the while by the birds.