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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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All reviews short walk waipoua forest kauri trees amazing tree new zealand sheer size viewing area board walk down the road well worth the stop local guide car park awesome sight large trees biggest tree parking area bucket list
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank spock999
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Always worth visiting Tane Mahuta. A photo does not do him justice. I’m impressed at how the whole walk is on a board walk now please make sure you stick to the track and clean your footwear:))

Thank Rayanne72
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Well worth the effort as in the drive to the location) - the walk in is only 10 minutes and very easy. Please wash shoes etc very carefully it would be a national tragedy should this tree succumb to kauri die back. Whilst you are...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 30 September 2018

extremely interesting 30 minutes,there was a guide at the tree which is no more than 5 minutes from the road,do not know if this is always the case or were we just lucky. He had lots of interesting information about the tree and we came...More

Thank danls2018
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

I had a fabulous time with the lovely guides that took as through 2 weeks ago💖I recommend this tour to everybody and anybody

Thank Adventurer818730
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Lovely walk through the frest to the most magnificent tree. It was somewhat overwhleming ina an unexpcted way. Appreciated the care given to the environment.

Thank KarenFredBen
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