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Tane Mahuta Walk

SH12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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“short walk” (41 reviews)
“kauri trees” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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SH12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hard to drive to from either Dargaville or Kaikohe but well worth the effort - strangely enough it's only a 5 minute walk from the car park in the Waipoua Forest. Tane Mahuta "Lord of the Forest" is about 2000 years old and the surrounding...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Tane Mahuta is a fantastic sight to see. There was a VERY informative guide at the tree who knew a lot about Kauri history and all the great trees. Decent parking. Nice restrooms. Even a small cafe (trailer/kiosk) in the car park.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this attraction. It is nestled amoungst a beautiful forest of native trees and the air is so fresh and clean. It is such a quick walk in and is very sheltered from the elements which makes it perfect for a sunny or rainy day....More

Thank J9421NBannab
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a magnificent specimen. The tree was so large in height and width. Was well worth the stop to go in and see. The surrrounding forest was also interesting. Great care was taken to make sure the forest was not contaminated from soil on our...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive through the Waipoua Forest is beautiful no matter what the weather. Tane Mahuta is a must do, it's a truly magnificent tree. Its a really easy, 5min walk. If you have time (and you only need about 20mins) stop at The Kauri Walks,...More

1  Thank Gabrielle D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

An amazing try, I wouldn't at all be surprised if this is where the inspiration for the tree in Avatar came from. You just have to stand back and take in the height and breadth of the tree. Please remember to clean your shoes, protect...More

Thank Glen_fm_NZ
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We weren't even thinking of heading south along the west coast until our guide at the Treaty Grounds told us about this amazing tree. After taking it all in we were so glad we did, it's breathtaking. The hygiene process to enter the walkways is...More

1  Thank SSMaynard
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I suspect not that many people go down the west coast. Which is a shame because this walk through the forest and the related Kauri museum in Matakohe were highlights of our trip. I am not a tree hugger, unlike the person in the photo...More

1  Thank JANDC47
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This is a place worthy of your consideration when traveling the west coast. The tree is huge and special to see.

Thank deejay6669
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We drove over from Paihai to see the giant kauri tree. Great to see that they are trying to protect the roots. Added bonus was the Tane Cafe in the trailer on the side of the road. Great coffee from lovely people. They are there...More

1  Thank Kim S
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