Corynocarpus laevigatus - native
The karaka is a common forest tree of the New Zealand bush and can attain heights of 20m. They often form dense compact canopies and are tolerant of coastal exposure.
The species is readily recognised by its large thick glossy leaves with ripe orange fruit which can be seen in late summer.
There are a number of groups of karaka around the park which are thought to be remnants from Maori occupation.