After having cut across Northland from the Bay of Islands towards the west coast, we have arrived at the Trounson Kauri Park. At night several possums were visible right at the campsite. They are cute but not indigenous and have developed into a real plague in New Zealand. Started the new day with a 2 hour walk amongst giant Kauri trees. One of them is 1.200 years old! But like the Kiwi bird, Kauri trees are threatened – in case of the Kauris by a mysterious disease, which scientists still research to gain a better understanding.