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Waipoua Forest Kauri Tour - Mydo New Zealand

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Address: 1A John Street, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Much bigger in real life than photos can show.

The tree is HUGE. Photos just dont do it justice...You have to go and see it yourself! I been there twice. And would visit again.

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Yana G

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The tree is HUGE. Photos just dont do it justice...You have to go and see it yourself! I been there twice. And would visit again.

Thank Yana G
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We were driving the north west coast which winds around a lot with lots of forest to see. From the south, you first come across the forest station about half a km from the main road. Unfortunately it was shut so we didn't get to see inside. But the map there informed us that there was two places - the... More 

Thank mca976
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

A Maori guide took us into the forest and explained the ecological system that keeps the giant trees alive and happy.Agreat experience as he both prayed and sang to this giant tree of the forest,well worth a visit.

Thank bigglesStrathaven
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Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Very interesting visit - it is amazing to see trees so big, they almost don't seem real. There was a Maori guide there to tell us all about them. There are washrooms here and a picnic area but not a lot of parking spaces.

Thank Wendy H
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

The park and it's paths are spotless and very well maintained the area is very impressive and the forest is amazing with the end coming to the falls which are most amazing it is a gem of a place and I would recommend it to anyone.

Thank Sean B
Brunswick, Georgia
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Reviewed 15 February 2015

A tour through this old growth forest is really awe inspiring. The trees are the second largest in the world. They have been preserved in ancient forests. The walk is worth every minute and every dollar to learn about the forest plants and animals. It's an easy walk on a boardwalk so you are not stepping on the forest floor.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

We've been for the second time here recently and still find it fascinating. There are 2 places close to each other. One with car park and toilette where you can find the biggest kauri. Second place its less the 1 km away and you can find 3 types of kauri attractions: 1. The 7th the largest 2. The 2nd the... More 

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Reviewed 28 November 2014 via mobile

These giants are as old as Christianity, think on that as you stand in their shadows and feel humbled by their enormity. Father of the forest is so wide it looks like a cliff face at first glance. amazing nature.

Thank Luke S
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

We took this twilight tour with Matthew a Maori guide with a pick up at 6 p.m from Hokianga. We were completely surprised at this night time walk , not at all strenous that lasted 4 hours from pick up to return through the forest meeting the Four Sisters, Te Matua Ngaahere and Tane Mahuta , these ancient trees up... More 

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Reviewed 14 June 2012

Waipoua Forest A long time ago forests covered a vast amount of the country. The Waipoua Kauri forest is but a tiny remnant of that vast forested land. The Kauri are the leviathans of the forest and were the target of the loggers to such a degree that what we are left with today is a sad reminder of uncontrolled,... More 

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