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Tane Mahuta Walk

Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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“short walk” (45 reviews)
“waipoua forest” (39 reviews)
“kauri trees” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the short drive to visit Tane Mahuta whilst in Opononui, it is soon worth it! A short walk off the road, he is truly breathtaking...I may have shed a wee tear (don't tell my kids!). This Kauri is a National Treasure and a...More

Thank BeeLeen
Reviewed 6 days ago

Tane Mahuta is something you can't miss when traveling New Zealand. The boardwalk takes you to the tree, so you can't step on the precious roots. Make sure you really clean your shoes at the cleaning station, as Kauri dieback is a serious thing in...More

Thank Lwdzeeuw
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a lot of car parking spaces for this sight. You have to park along side of the road, so be careful crossing the road if you have to get to the entrance. Also ensure you scrub and disinfectant your shoes to help...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tane Mahuta is a magnificent tree in the Waipoua forest. Easy to park. The size of him is just amazing! Worth stopping to take a look!

Thank Vanessa Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short easy walk from the highway and this huge magnificent tree pops into view. Worth the 10mins you will spend here and a chance to stretch the legs and bathroom break.

Thank Twoin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short walk to the most amazing Kauri I have ever seen. He is truly majestic and makes you feel insignificant standing near him. So glad there are now foot cleaning stations there to help keep this giant alive for everyone to enjoy.

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing tree! The volunteer watching over him was very very informative and answered all our questions. Let’s hope he surveys the fungi attacks that so many others have fallen to.

Thank mikeyskay
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

He is the Lord for a reason! He is massive and the tallest Kauri tree alive. A short 5min walk from the car park. You need to wash your shoes at the cleaning station to prevent spreading of a disease that is killing off Kauri...More

2  Thank Rogelle B
Reviewed 7 December 2017

DOc has a shoe cleaning station at the entrance/exit so each person ensures they simply wipe their feet and not transfer the disasterous Kauri Dieback Disease that is killing many of New Zealands pristine kauri forests.

Thank sonicjett
Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is really worth seeing, well laid path to access. The local guide was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of information. Seeing a tree that has been around for over 2000 years is truly something special, seen by generations previous and still to come....More

Thank Robin v
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