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Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice and close to the road so no big holes to get too. You feel so small next to these massive trees.

Thank NortlandMel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its not every day that you get to see a living thing that has been around since the dawn of time. Tane Mahuta proudly stands overseeing the forest and all those visit. It is a pretty special feeling to be standing at the base of...More

Thank 67TravelBug67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kauri dieback disease is a very real threat, but Tane Mahuta is not sick (other than sheer old age). That is the message given to us by a Maori guardian who was watching the tree. People used to sneak into the forest without using the...More

Thank SouthSeasAmerican
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our trip. Ww walked in the forest to see the ancient and venerable kauri trees. Awe inspiring. Very sad to see the effects of the die-back fungal disease. ( Have to clean and disinfect shoes before and after visit). You...More

Thank Devaflam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To their great credit NZ takes protection of their flora and fauna seriously. When first entering NZ at the airport our hiking shoes were examined by officials, making sure they were clean to ensure we weren’t bringing any contaminates into this beautiful country. And before...More

1  Thank marthah441
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will not see many trees as magnificent as this one wherever you go; if travelling the northlands this is worth a quick stop - even if it is heaving with other visitors (as it is at times).

Thank Mythaluk
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Last time we visited Tane Mahuta was more than 30 years ago and it's like coming to see a great old man of the forrest. So pleased that he is being well protected.

Thank Lodemark
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Drove to see the giant tree. Good preservation procedures in place to try and preserve the 2000 year old gentle giant.

Thank Paul U
Reviewed October 24, 2018

He's massive. So wonderful that a guide is available to provide information and protection to this lord of the forest. The process of cleaning our shoes is great to see. NZ is really doing what it can to share nature and try to protect it...More

Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This is the second time we have visited, the first being in 2006. We had just forgotten the sheer physical presence of Tane Mahuta. Awesome. We also enjoyed the walk in short though it was as we enjoy walking through NZ bush/forests.

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