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Waipoua Forest

on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
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Seattle
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We went far out of our way to visit here, and didn't regret it for a second. The Kauri trees are magnificent, and the surrounding forest is fascinating, The closest parallel is perhaps the Giant Sequoias of California, but the Kauri trees are, if possible, even more majestic (though not so tall), and seem to exude a feeling of great... More

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Sydney, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The Waipoua Kauri Forest is great natural wonder in a remote-ish area and very definitely worth a visit. The Kauri trees have a solid "abiding presence" as well as being woven deeply into Moari culture. We have been to the Redwood Forests on the West coast of the USA, but this is definitely a cut above them in terms of... More

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Guri, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

C1 ( 2014.01.08 ) There was a very grand forest. I went through Waipoua Forest for going Cape reinga, The road in Waipoua Forest was very winding. I had rest in Waipoua Forest's observatory, this view was very good. I like sightseeing on the high area, and observatory was good to see forest.

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A trip to Waipoua Forest to see a 2000 year old Kauri tree is definitely worth a visit - beautiful countryside and lovely wee towns like Opononi to see on the way. The walk in to the forest is short with a sturdy path so suitable for all ages - also has a lovely picnic area by the carpark.

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Moscow
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

One of a kind place! So much better than Sequoia national park in California! Visit all the trees if you have the time - going along the footpaths is a pleasure in itself.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Compares with the Redwood groves of northern California, with the added delight of tree ferns and the odd Hobbit, if you sit quietly and keep your eyes open.

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Just spent a fantastic afternoon walking in the the kauri forest admiring the ancient trees. Amazing sights of immense trees and forest. A must if you are in this part of New Zealand - oh and its free

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Rotorua, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The tall kauri trees are so worth seeing. But don't forget to look at the rest of the forest, it is equally beautiful.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This is a beautiful, sacred , ancient forest. The tours available a well worth it to give insight into the history and significance of the forest. Tane Mahuta is the highlight, being an enormous old tree. A great place to soak in the majesty of the old trees and feed the soul.

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napier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Great walks, very easy, on well built tracks. stunning surroundings. The background Ian from Waipoua Lodge gave us a greater understanding and appreciation of the forests.

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