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Waipoua Forest

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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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Majestic! Must do for nature lovers

Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to visit Tane Mahuta and he did not disappoint! You feel a real sense of humility standing amongst these trees. Particularly Te... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to visit Tane Mahuta and he did not disappoint! You feel a real sense of humility standing amongst these trees. Particularly Te Matua Ngahere. Just absolutely stunning. Can't help but think how beautiful it would look if we hadn't chopped them all down...

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place to walk and see all the kauri trees. Easy grade perfect for all ages. Take your time and step out of the rat race. Maoi guides do leader led walks

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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205 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This area is one of the few remaining stands of ancient Kauri forest. These massive trees are [almost] comparable to the USA's Coastal Redwoods in terms of their size and stature. The area features a number of walks to various points that showcase some of the larger Kauri trees. Walking tracks include "Four Sisters" (0.7 km return), "Te Matua Ngahere"... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stopped on our drive from Dargaville to Paihia to visit the giant Kauri in Waipoua Forest and sat in awe of these jawdropping old father's of the forest. Te Matua Ngahere the 'Father of the Forest' can be spotted through the trees at a curve in the boardwalk, and you think you are looking at a rocky cliff -... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

took a night time tour with a Maori guide. Well organized, learned lots and the forest is beautiful. Easy walking for anyone. Wear waterproof shoes.

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

what a beautiful ngahere/forest!! Green and serene, reminds us of how fortunate we are to have such a gift in the Northland. May it long continue.

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Santa Ynez Valley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The forest as well as the large Kauri trees make for a beautiful walk. It is even better if you know something about the distinctive nature of the kauri trees to fully appreciate what you are seeing. They are unique.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

since 1952 this place has been a sanctuary for native flora and fauna and contains 2 of the largest living kauri trees, Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere. And the great thing is anyone can see them as very easy path too them and only a short walk to see trees that are between 2,000 to 3,000 years old. Plus... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A grandfather kauri tree is a sight to behold. This forest contains trees 2,000 to 3,000 years old. The Tane Mahuta tree towers only a block or so from the main highway on a well maintained trail. Its tall neighboring kauri trees dwarf by comparison. You can arrange to plant a rare kauri tree and receive photos to track it... More 

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Traralgon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Kauri trees leave you in wonder. They are magnificent. I recommend that if you have a chance to lose yourself in here and experience a moment with these trees that you do so! There is something alluring about standing before something that was there before you... and will be there long after you. It's almost a religious moment as... More 

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