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Waipoua Forest

on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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“tane mahuta” (28 reviews)
“new zealand” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
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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"tane mahuta"
in 28 reviews
"new zealand"
in 17 reviews
"giant kauri trees"
in 7 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 6 reviews
"min walk"
in 4 reviews
"amazing trees"
in 4 reviews
"a special place"
in 3 reviews
"short boardwalk"
in 2 reviews
"off the highway"
in 3 reviews
"longer walk"
in 3 reviews
"te matua ngahere"
in 5 reviews
"worth the journey"
in 2 reviews
"humbling experience"
in 3 reviews
"kauri coast"
in 4 reviews
"thousand years"
in 2 reviews
"fleeting visit"
in 2 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice easy walk to see one of the oldest Kauri trees in New Zealand. It’s quite windy driving in and out of the forest but beautiful to see and definitely worthwhile. There’s an area before visiting Tane Mahuta to wash your shoes on your way...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited the big redwoods in California, and live amongst giants in BC's rainforest, so we had to visit the kauri trees while we were here!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the majestic sights, walking through the forest and seeing these giants. Truly humbling to be able to see how big these Kauris grow. Easy walks to see the both the Tāne Mahuta and the others at the area signposted as “Kauri Walk” Sadly...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

We had a rainy day, but made the best of it but putting on our waterproof gear and walking the tracks of this forest and viewing the majestic kauri trees - a very humbling experience. We appreciated the care given to protect the forest and...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is a special place in the world that needs to be treasured and treated with respect. It is so calm and peaceful

Thank Leslie D
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

For anyone visiting the Bay of Island or further north, Waipoua Forest is an easy 2 hour detour across the top of the North Island or, as we did it, an additional short break on your North Island holiday. The drive through the forest is,...More

Thank LucyKate
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

If you're a nature buff, this is the place to stop. Easy walk to Tane Mahouta and a bit before this stop is the Kauri Walks where you can walk (easy) to Tane Matua and the Four Sisters. But there are plenty of other Kauri...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We first went to the visitors centre to get our bearings and a map although this was in the end of limited use, then we drove to the signed car park - Kauri parking, and walked to see the “4 Sisters”, which is a 10...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

If you are ever in the North island of New Zealand up near the Bay of Islands take a trip across the country and through the Kauri forest. You will find an 18 km long winding road with no straight stretches at all and about...More

1  Thank Sean_westlake
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Picked up at our hotel for what turned put to be one of the highlights of our N Z tour. Merepaea and Brian were the most knowledgeable and caring guides. We were given a Maori prayer to keep us safe on our journey to the...More

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Mark H
28 July 2016|
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Response from aidsnang | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I didn't reply in a timely fashion. haven't logged in for a while. its probably too late to respond to your question anyway, but I imagine early-ish in the morning would be nice. When we were there, other... More
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Adrienne O
22 April 2016|
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Response from jennifer b | Reviewed this property |
No entry fee! And as far as I know most people do their own thing, but of course there may be guided tours that we didn't know about. Enjoy - the trees are really beautiful.
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Chelsea W
30 October 2015|
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Response from kauriinfo | Reviewed this property |
Hi - the Waipoua Forest is open all the time. approx 1 hour drive north/west of Dargaville is Tane Mahuta and only a 5 minute walk of State Highway 12. the Trounson Kauri Park which is approx 40ks from Dargaville is also... More
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