Tane Mahuta Walk
Tane Mahuta Walk
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  • Robbyne L
    Waiheke Island, New Zealand55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Standing Before Greatness
    Sanctuary in the forest and a special feeling to stand before the Lord of the Forest. To experience this great one in stillness and silence is a spiritual experience. I have come here many times and each time offers an extraordinary opportunity to commune with the natural world. Tane Mahuta is not to be missed. 2000 years of wisdom.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 19, 2023
  • 1993Kiwi
    Sydney, Australia307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit of NZs largest Kauri tree
    I’ve been wanting to see Tane Mahuta for a long time, so very happy to finally tick it off the list! The short track leading to view Tane Mahuta is well paved, with a show washing station at the start and end, to ensure no spread of Kauri dieback disease. There are also free bathrooms across the road. If you’re in the area, would definitely recommend visiting.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 4, 2024
  • Brian D
    Darlington, United Kingdom956 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a big tree!!
    This is an absolute must do experience. The size of the tree in unbelievable and it was, allegedly, planted BC. A short pleasant walk through native forest to the tree and we had the pleasure of hearing a local guide explaining all about the tree's history
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 28, 2024
  • janetkidd
    Southampton, United Kingdom12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome guide taking us through the forest
    This walk with a Mauri guide called Tafferty(not sure if This is how you spell his name) was awesome and very moving. His enthusiasm knowledge and care were outstanding. He sang several Mauri songs( or prayers) to the trees on our walk down to the largest tree Tane Mahuta. He had so much knowledge for a young man and he was very interested too in his group. The forest is so amazing and a must to do. You can go in for free but a guide is the way to find out about the customs and spiritual caring of the trees. Highlight of our tour so far. If you get chance go to the Kauri museum first and find out about the history of the forest areas and the logging that went on in earlier years. It’s a great place with so many artifacts and photos of the forest during the deforestation. Put everything into perspective.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
  • Jill K
    36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent Tree
    A short walk to see this magnificent tree. The bush (forest) is very pretty. You will need to clean your shoes before entering. There is a bathroom across the road. Be aware that the walk is open certain hours. We arrived too late one day so drove back the following day.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 6, 2024
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Evy Coke
Wellington, New Zealand85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Tane Mahuta is definitely impressive but the presentation was both unexpected and wonderful. I really enjoyed learning about the history of this particular tree but also about his features. Pleased to hear how the Treaty settlement has resulted in a win-win for Maori and visitors. The guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer lots of questions. Also her beautiful waiata at the end of her talk was something special - the song and her voice in the otherwise silent forest was genuinely beautiful.
Written October 15, 2020
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Ian L
Berkhamsted, UK477 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The walk itself is really pleasant and relaxed but the Kauri at the end of it is just amazing. Remember you will need to clean your footwear before entering the walk. Be careful not to miss the entrance to the car parking area. It is signed but not "in your face" I loved this exhibit of what could be 2000 years old.
Written January 13, 2020
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Jane E
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Easy boardwalk stroll through beautiful forest to see the amazing Tane Mahuta. We were impressed by the strict measures taken to control Kauri dieback in the area. Spectacular sight revisited after 43 years!
Written July 4, 2020
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janetkidd
Southampton, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This walk with a Mauri guide called Tafferty(not sure if This is how you spell his name) was awesome and very moving.
His enthusiasm knowledge and care were outstanding. He sang several Mauri songs( or prayers) to the trees on our walk down to the largest tree Tane Mahuta. He had so much knowledge for a young man and he was very interested too in his group. The forest is so amazing and a must to do. You can go in for free but a guide is the way to find out about the customs and spiritual caring of the trees. Highlight of our tour so far. If you get chance go to the Kauri museum first and find out about the history of the forest areas and the logging that went on in earlier years. It’s a great place with so many artifacts and photos of the forest during the deforestation. Put everything into perspective.
Written February 18, 2024
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allynz
Auckland Central, New Zealand191 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Just a few minutes walk from the main road and you can stand in awe at the size of this super impressive kauri. We went to the Kauri park earlier so had seen big trees but this was a must see. I visited as a child so it was fun to take my son to visit.

Great cookies and ice creams at the roadside trailer cafe they just re-opened having closed since March for Covid.

Good clean toilets over the road.

A windy road to get there.

Shoe washing station on entry and exit to help protect against kauri die back but strangely no explanation of what kauri die-back is.
Written September 30, 2020
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misse079
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
A nice walk through the forest to visit this amazing extraordinary kauri. Only 5mins from the car. There was a mobile cafe when we were there, selling fresh fruit ice cream, smoothies and coffee too. Well worth the visit
Written January 5, 2021
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KiwiBoy66
New Zealand156 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
It has been 50 years since I last visited Tane Mahuta and the visit had the same impact on me both times,overawed by this monster specimen of kauri. Easy access along short boardwalk after cleaning soles of shoes, thanks to DoC for looking after this gem and the personable DoC guide at the tree offering snippets of local information.

Ice cream and coffee available via roadside coffee cart near easy access to toilets. A must see if you are in the far north. You can visit Tane Mahuta without a guide and it is free.
Written January 25, 2020
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Robbyne L
Waiheke Island, New Zealand55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Sanctuary in the forest and a special feeling to stand before the Lord of the Forest. To experience this great one in stillness and silence is a spiritual experience. I have come here many times and each time offers an extraordinary opportunity to commune with the natural world. Tane Mahuta is not to be missed. 2000 years of wisdom.
Written August 20, 2023
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GaryandLesleyTravel
Auckland Central, New Zealand7,168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Revisiting this magnificent giant of the forest reminded me just how old (~2000 years), powerful and a beautiful piece of natural history the tree is.
What this tree has seen in its lifetime leaves plenty to the imagination. Simply put, until you stand in front of this monster of the forest you can only wonder as to it Mana. Closer to Dargaville the Trounson Kauri Park is well worth a look, it contains the largest stand of ancient Kauri I have seen anywhere in NZ.
Written October 3, 2020
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alisstoftravels
82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
We took the short walk to see Tane Mahuta (The Lord of the Forest) a Kauri tree that is over 2000 years old and is the largest Kauri tree in NZ. This place is amazing and so peaceful, we were in awe of the size of the trees and the energy that you feel here. Photos don’t do it justice...add it to your list.
Written January 18, 2020
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