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“waipoua forest”(44 reviews)
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Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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All reviews short walk waipoua forest kauri trees awe inspiring amazing tree new zealand sheer size viewing area down the road well worth the stop board walk big trees local guide awesome sight car park biggest tree parking area
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is the second time we have visited, the first being in 2006. We had just forgotten the sheer physical presence of Tane Mahuta. Awesome. We also enjoyed the walk in short though it was as we enjoy walking through NZ bush/forests.

Thank spock999
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always worth visiting Tane Mahuta. A photo does not do him justice. I’m impressed at how the whole walk is on a board walk now please make sure you stick to the track and clean your footwear:))

Thank Rayanne72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the effort as in the drive to the location) - the walk in is only 10 minutes and very easy. Please wash shoes etc very carefully it would be a national tragedy should this tree succumb to kauri die back. Whilst you are...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

extremely interesting 30 minutes,there was a guide at the tree which is no more than 5 minutes from the road,do not know if this is always the case or were we just lucky. He had lots of interesting information about the tree and we came...More

Thank danls2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fabulous time with the lovely guides that took as through 2 weeks ago💖I recommend this tour to everybody and anybody

Thank Adventurer818730
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walk through the frest to the most magnificent tree. It was somewhat overwhleming ina an unexpcted way. Appreciated the care given to the environment.

Thank KarenFredBen
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Travelling up the west coast recently pulled in to see this legend of the forest. As North land is in the middle of a 'kauri die back' problem it is possible that one day we may not be able to see any of the giant...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Fulfilled a long time dream to visit this amazing giant of the forest. It surpassed expectations but what made it an absolutely amazing experience was the young Maori woman 'ambassador' who standing on the board walk in very cold weather answered all our questions and...More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This tree is one of the reason I wanna visit NZ. It is historical ancient tree who needs to be taken care & maintain. Hopefully every other country follows the way NZ respect the forest!

Thank Ganjarno
Reviewed 24 July 2018

well worth the visit because of the kauri dieback disease i wanted to cross this one off my bucket list just in case this magnificent tree dies too.tane is awesome specimen of how kauri would have been before they were all cut down,such a shame...More

Thank ShaneP1291
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