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Well worth the 50 min walk

Only 40 to 50 minute return walk on well made paths, good in all weathers. The path takes you past... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
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Easy and majestic

Seeing is believing when you look at these trees and think ho long they have been standing, even... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Whangarei, New Zealand
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State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Only 40 to 50 minute return walk on well made paths, good in all weathers. The path takes you past many smaller kauri, then you come to the Father which is fantastic, magestic and awe inspiring. Well worth the walk. Remember to clean your shoes...More

Thank RTL-Kiwi
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Seeing is believing when you look at these trees and think ho long they have been standing, even better take a walk in the forest and see the rest in a more natural environment ...............just remember to wipe your feet clean.

Thank 470elisa
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The Te Matua Ngahere walk will take you around an hour return, with the diversion to Four Sisters, and on a hot day can be a little tiring as the first part is on an exposed fire trail. But shortly after the Four Sisters it...More

Thank LucyKate
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We built up the children’s suspense by visiting the Trounson Kauri Park first then to this walk, seeing bigger and bigger Kauri as we went. The Four Sisters sheltered us from a downpour before we moved on to visit Te Matua Ngahere. We ended by...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 17 April 2018

No longer pristine, well how would you be after 3500 years. This tree is thought to be the oldest kauri in NZ, though not the biggest

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 11 March 2018

See separate review of Waipoua Forest walks, this walk takes about 50 mins round trip, mainly on boardwalks, v v impressive tree, I would strongly recommend visiting.

Thank j w
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We took a short walk to Tane Mahuta first but this walk is just as worthwhile, in fact you will see more Kauri and Te Matua Ngahere is strikingly imposing because it has a much wider girth than Tane Mahuta and is the oldest Kauri....More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

He is the oldest, the father of the forest, the 2nd largest Kauri tree. Driving up the Kauri coast all day the previous day makes you think you've seen all the big trees till you see this big boy. He is surely to make your...More

Thank Rogelle B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If you are visiting Tane Mahuta, you MUST not miss this one. Only a short walk from the 4 sisters, it can't be missed! This tree is very unique compared to Tane Mahuta and 4 sisters. Worth the 4 hours drive from Auckland to Waipoua...More

1  Thank GlennGoh
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We went on the 4 Sisters Walk and it was getting late, but decided to do the Te Matua Ngahere walk as well. So glad we did. This is a truly majestic tree and not to be missed!

Thank Sharyn1958
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