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Cape Reinga - Ancient Survivor

At the northernmost tip of the cape is a pohutukawa tree, believed to be over 800 years old.

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At the northernmost tip of the cape is a gnarled pohutukawa tree, believed to be over 800 years old, and according to Maori oral history, the spirits of Maori deceased leap from this tree into the ocean to return to their ancestral homeland of Hawaiki.