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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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Day trip with friends and their young children

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is one of the best experiences of New Zealand after a week of touring. So many places are tourist traps [even making overseas tourists pay more] but here you are in the forest, at one with nature. The different trees make you feel you are in the Tropics and the tree ferns leaning over the road are such beautiful... More 

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Kelowna, British Columbia
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37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited the forest on a cloudy, rainy day but were very impressed with the huge Kauri trees. The boardwalks and trails are well maintained. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Edmonton, Canada
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63 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A great day drive through lush forest on the West Coast of the North Island. There are many well marked stops and short walks along the way for the notable Kauri trees and a forest lookout at the highest elevation.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Have been several times before but never fails to make you think and say 'Wow'!. Like the upgraded and extended boardwalk

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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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