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Footprints Waipoua

29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 (0) 9 405 8207
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Sydney
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This gem of a tour is located in the Northland region of NZ in the Waipoua forest. The whole experience is informative, fun and spiritually moving - it is hardly surprising that Lonely Planet Green rate it as 1 of 82 amazing journeys and life changing experiences in the world. The Maori guides are a delight and their songs and... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Two guys from the small company footprints picked us up from the hotel then whisked us off deep into the Kauri forest (pronounced Cody apparently). After brief introductions, Bill gave us a little bit of local history of both the area and his tribe as we drove deeper into the forest. Eventually we parked up and followed them into the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Twilight visit to Tane Mahuta and Te Matua Ngahere is an inspirational and spiritual experience. We were privileged to be Guided by Wiremu and Merepaia who provided an authentic Māori experience. They weaved karakia (prayer), waiata (song, pakiwaitara (legends) and Māori ancestral knowledge into our 4 hour tour. Thank you so much for the privilege of visiting Tane Mahuta... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have done the tour before and have raved about it, and returned to share it with my new partner. She was blown away. It is a trip full of heart - not just about seeing things, but feeling and experiencing them. Bill was a fabulous guide, and shared the Maori story of this magnificent forest. The singing, the praying,... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We loved this trip. Wonderful to be able to walk in the forest in the fading light, to see the extraordinary Kauri trees and be guided in recognising, among other things, the calls of native birds. The guides were knowledgable, friendly and professional. They put a special effort into making each guest feel welcome and comfortable, addressing each of us... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I really enjoyed this trip. It was a great way to see some nature, hear some wonderful stories and learn a little about another culture. The guides were all lovely people and we were picked up and dropped off to our hostel with no problems. I would certainly recommend the experience if in the area as it was insightful but... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were picked up from the van park and visited the Kauri forest with two guides. You can only describe the experience as very very good. Well worth the money and would recommended it to everyone. Went back the next day to get photos because you aren't really allowed to take them at night. The tree in the photos is... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Bill took us to two forests and gave us a lot of information about the Father of the Forest and the Lord of the Forest.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Bill was a wonderful evening guide for an amazing, unique experience. HIGHLY recommend this; it adds so much cultural environmental and spiritual history and flavor.

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Brenchley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It was magical, still have goose bumps when talking about it and would say it is a must if you have the oppourtuniy

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