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Address: on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 9 439 3450
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A beautiful location

Waipoua Forest - What a stunning place. The huge trees and incredible quiet are just the tip of the experience - I can highly recommend making the effort to go... but remember to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Waipoua Forest - What a stunning place. The huge trees and incredible quiet are just the tip of the experience - I can highly recommend making the effort to go... but remember to clean your shoes before you go and when you come back. Kauri Die Back is a big issue.

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We walked along a wooden path and soon we saw the oldest tree. It was enormous! I have never seen a tree of that size and it was pretty impressive. There are longer walks as well but also the shortest walk is worth a walk!

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Loved walking and seeing the huge trees. Great to visit the Kauri Museum up on the way by taking the western route north.

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Beenleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Tane Mahuta, a kauri tree, is over 2,000 years old, and 14 metres around the bottom of the trunk. Short boardwalk from the well signposted road. The boardwalk stops you from approaching too close to the tree. A number of forest walks are available.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A step into what Mother Earth Gives us to preserve. A walk into the dense Forrest surrounded by trees that are hundreds of years old. The pathways are easy to walk and the surroundings are very peaceful. On the negative side, more washroom facilities would be an advantage.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It doesn't matter if you are a Kiwi or an off shore tourist. Tane Mahuta is a must. It took me 69 years to get there, and when arrived only Just over 200 meters to walk in. It's well worth the journey. Gives a perspective of the beauty and time it's takes for nature to build a specimen

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Enjoyed the well-developed and laid out tracks to visit some of the oldest and largest trees in New Zealand. Could offer more in terms of interpretative signage, but thoroughly enjoyable.

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Colyton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I wouldn't have thought that I would ever enjoy looking at tree's but this forest is really interesting. My partner and I did two of the three main walks, we saw The Four Sisters and Te Matau Ngahere. We then drove on to Tane Mahuta. An amazing site, and well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The short walks were do-able for our friends' young children (2 and 5). It was a fun day out and the trees are beautiful. We saw the Four Sisters, Te Matua and Tane Mahuta. Brought our own snacks for a light picnic lunch.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Drive up the road to the view point (old fire tower), plenty of places to park and have your picnic. Go exploring the walks nearby and take a rest whilst travelling.

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