The Kahikatea Track is named after the tallest native tree that can be found in New Zealand’s forests. They can reach heights of up to 40 metres. You will be able to see plenty of Kahikatea trees along this walk.
Before reaching the end of Hislop Street, you will see signs for walking tracks. Park along the side of the road near the sign and set out into the forest. This walk connects you to Totara Street where, at the end of the walk, there is a picnic area.
About halfway through the walk, you will reach the car park near Totara Street. This connects with the Matai Track. You’re going to want to head on the track that leads left to complete the Kahikatea Track.
The end of the Kahikatea Track is also the beginning of the Totara Track.
Combine this walk with the 3 other walks in the Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve. They are all short walks. Combined, they do not even amount to an hour of walking. However, there is plenty of native vegetation to admire. Furthermore, you may encounter interesting native bird species, such as a fantail.