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Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide

Highlights
  • Experience New Zealand's sacred Waipoua forest with an indigenous guide
  • Get steeped in the myths and origins of the Maori belief system
  • Commune with the giant Kauri trees of this ancient forest, some of which are several thousand years old
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Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide
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Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide
From US$65.39
Overview
Experience a mystical journey through the sacred forests of New Zealand’s Maori people during this 4-hour evening forest walk in Waipoua with an indigenous guide. Walk beneath the giant Kauri trees of this forest sanctuary, including the majestic ‘Te Matua Ngahere’ tree, absorbing the site’s spiritual energy as you learn about the site’s significance to Maori beliefs.
What to Expect
Receive an afternoon pickup from a location in the Opononi and Omapere area, or meet up with the group at the Tane Mahuta Carpark or Te Matua Ngahere Carpark. As you transfer to this special natural sanctuary, you’ll get an introduction to the protocols followed by visitors from your Maori guide.

When you arrive at Waipoua, you’ll likely be able to see the starry sky up above. These very same stars helped guide the Maori people across the ocean to New Zealand from their traditional homeland of ‘Hawaiki.’ Your walk through this sacred forest will take you past ancient trees that first grew from the ground long before these very first Maori legends.

Pay a visit to some Waipoua’s oldest ‘great ancestors’ including Te Matua Ngahere (Father of the Forest), a tree believed to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old and spanning more than 15 feet (5 meters) in diameter. You’ll also marvel at ‘The Four Sisters,’ a collection of trees that grew and thrived living in close proximity, and see the giant Tane Mahuta (Lord of the Forest), which towers more than 150 feet (50 meters) above the forest floor. After enjoying this mystical experience, you’ll return to your original starting point.
Reviews (30)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
If you do one thing in the Northlands, do this.

Our tour was lead by Charlie who was knowledgeable and entertaining. He explained the conservation efforts that are underway to protect the Kauri trees from the dieback disease. He also told the stories of the trees and the Maori history of the area. The walk...More

Thank plumjam93
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile
Awsome tour and guids

This tour was awsome asz our guids wer perfect and our lead guid was a awsome story teller.our tour startd at copthorn hotel.she spoke to us about the harbour and what was out in front of us.and then we headed to the forest for our...More

Thank Rukidooks
Reviewed 23 September 2018
AN INCREDIBLE ENCOUNTER

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening walk with the local guides into the Waipoua Forest. We experienced the magic and the mystery of the giant Kauri Trees and many other trees and ferns. The guides sang to some of the huge Kauri. There...More

Thank opiopi
Reviewed 21 July 2018
Magical night under the stars in an amazing place

Cannot recommend this tour enough. Logistically, everything is easy. You buy your tickets online, show up at the parking lot and they take it from there. Keyanna (sorry if I'm butchering the spelling!) was our guide, and she was lovely. She's from the area, so...More

Thank 497lmrg
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Breathtaking experience

My partner and I booked in for a Twilight Encounter tour in late June, and after reading so many positive reviews, it was one of the things we were most looking forward to during our trip to New Zealand. When we turned up to the...More

Thank GeorgiaB1515
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