For Kiwis nothing says Christmas like the pohutukawa tree. Its blazing red flowers have earned it the title of New Zealand's Christmas tree. It starts to flower in November and usually stops by Christmas and New Year, with its peak in mid to late December. This is a great time of year to find myself with time to kill. It's a joy to wander looking for flowering pohutukawa. I found them blooming right on time along Princes Road, Ruakaka earlier last week.
Providing a beautiful canopy over the road down to the beach
Framing the view out to
Looking across to Whangarei Heads