We headed off toward Mt Pirongia after lunch and got to Kaniwhaniwha about 2pm.
Nikau Walk, which was said on the DOC website to be a 2.5 hour walk. Nervously because I have little personal history of walking / tramping and have no idea of the accuracy of times, nor of the meaning of the difficulty levels with respect to me!
Home to a shower which I tiled years ago inspired by this very tree. Oh yeah - it took us only 2 hours, despite stopping to take a couple of hundred photos.