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Footprints Waipoua

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Address: 29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
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+64 9-405 8207
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Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide
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Impressive sunset excursion to the Kauri forest

Unforgettable! Billy Boy Thompson took us to the 2 most impressive Kauri trees of New Zealand. Telling us about the Maori legends and chanting while walking to the trees. A very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unforgettable! Billy Boy Thompson took us to the 2 most impressive Kauri trees of New Zealand. Telling us about the Maori legends and chanting while walking to the trees. A very special moment indeed. The fact that is was getting dark added even more value to this trip.

Thank Rob5308
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

4 of us took the night tour with Midi (spelling?) and our driver Auntie Violet our Maori guides. It was enchanting, spiritual and a wonderful cultural experience. It gave me a much greater appreciation of the trees, the god of the forest and Maori life. Loved it and highly recommend.

Thank Tish W
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I drove up to Northland to see the kauri in the Waipoua forest. I visited by day but also booked to go with Footprints for their Twilight Encounter. The two visits were so different ... and the awe-inspiring experience with Footprints lives on within me even though it has been over 2 months since I was there. Highly recommend. Lonely... More 

Thank belle400
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have done the Twilight Encounter tour with a couple of friends last week and it exceeded all my expectations. I had heard lots of good feedback before and always wanted to do the tour myself to see what it is all about - and I am still not sure how to best describe it in order to really capture... More 

Thank Anne_Baum
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love forests, so I am probably a bit biased, but it was truly amazing to be in such a different forest with a maori guide who could explain everything. This trip did not disappoint.

Thank LisaCarvill
Hythe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Billy Boy was an exceptional guide, sharing with us his spiritual links with the forest, Maori legend and culture. Heartily recommended.

Thank mikegibson47
Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had read and heard so much about the night visits to the Waipoua forest that we needed to try. The result was a bit deceptive. The forest was fantastic. No complaint about the guide either. But, honestly, we have enjoyed similar walks in the forest in many other places (Sequoia NP, rainforest of Petén, Udzungwa Mountains, ... ). Definitely... More 

Thank homedelsac
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening and private tour with our passionate guide Merepaea and driver Antonio. We heard about the history of the settlers, the way the herbal medicines are made and even tried one balm. Awesome! Also heard both the female and male kiwi and the owl. The experience was made even better by the stories and by the... More 

Thank ingekon
Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent twelve days in New Zealand on our recent holiday from the States, experiencing and exploring things across the northern part of the North Island. And without hyperbole, this was our favorite. Billy Boy, our Māori guide was the perfect combination of guide, educator, and entertainer taking us through a gorgeous forest. And when we reached our target trees,... More 

Thank WineTraveller
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This has to be one of the best tours I have ever done. I was impressed with everything- the pickup and drop off was seamless, the weather was perfect, the knowledge and passion from our guide Merepaea was unforgettable. The Kauris of course were the highlight but without the knowledge Merepaea shared with us, it would not have been nearly... More 

Thank TrishyAuckland

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