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Waipoua Forest

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Address: on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
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+64 9-439 3450
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Impressive trees

Walking in a Kauri Forest, you always need to clearn your shoes first, to avoid transmitting disease. It is an easy board walk to an impressive an tall tree.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking in a Kauri Forest, you always need to clearn your shoes first, to avoid transmitting disease. It is an easy board walk to an impressive an tall tree.

Thank aussi33
New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the boardwalk to see this tree. Everyone has to clean their shoes before making the walk to protect these trees as they are being killed by disease. Just a short board walk to the end, we were the only people at the time just walking along looking ahead reached the end looked around and wow there was... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is well worth a visit (we almost didn't go and would have regretted it), and the kauri trees are just unbelievable. Obviously the pleasant weather made it even more worthwhile, but one walks through such a forest in awe of these magnificent trees. Not to be missed for any genuine tourist of this fascinating country.

2 Thank Monphil
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

worth the time to visit the Four Sisters in Waipoua Forest and learn the Maori teaching about them. The whole little forest is so awe inspiring ... hard to imagine such trees once covered so much of this northern part of North Island.

2 Thank belle400
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Such a special place, it was wonderful to see the Kauri trees and immerse ourselves in nature in this way.

1 Thank LisaCarvill
Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The walking track through this forest is truly amazing. It just puts into perspective the damage done to the landscape when you consider how many of these trees would have been around! Overall a great and really easily accessible walk!

1 Thank Josh R
Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This forest is not only known and beautiful because of the huge kauri trees. If there weren't so many tourists and a road through it, you could get lost.

1 Thank jobst56
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking, quite, peaceful. Easy walking. Size of some of the tress has to be seen to be believed.

1 Thank miketeresamcb
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

These ancient Kauri trees look impresive on pictures, but that's nothing compared to the real sight. It's just breathtaking.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful nature walks throughout this forest. Well-maintained boardwalks - please stay on these boardwalks to prevent the spread of infectious Kauri Tree die-off. The other reason are the Kauri's fragile roots just below the surface. Hiking boot scrubbing and disinfectant stations are located before entering and leaving the forest - please use them! Reservations can be made for guided tours... More 

1 Thank Cornelis J

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