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Review of Waipoua Forest

Waipoua Forest
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Giants and Glow Worms Day Tour
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 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 in and out to prevent dieback spreading to the Kauri trees and killing them.

Boardwalk pathway is non slip and easy for young children and wheelchair accessible I believe.

Thank Extraordinary741591
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"tane mahuta"
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"new zealand"
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"giant kauri trees"
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"min walk"
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"a special place"
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"short boardwalk"
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"longer walk"
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"off the highway"
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"national treasure"
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"te matua ngahere"
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"humbling experience"
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"worth the journey"
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"thousand years"
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"kauri coast"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

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 28 July 2018

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 the dieback disease is taking its toll.

Thank Wagaitwag
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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 the well maintained tracks. Trees were amazing

We drove there via Opononi, so stopped at Hoki Smoki near Hokianga Harbour on our way home and purchased some delicious smoked fish & salami

Thank joanhessidence
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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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