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“waipoua forest”(46 reviews)
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Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeing Tane Mahuta was the highlight. Pictures do not do this Forest God justice. My only complaint was the massive amounts of people. It is quite the tourist attraction and therefore seems to not be as sacred as it perhaps should be. (IMO)

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MilleroftheWind
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short walk, (after cleaning your footwear), to see this magnificent tree. The parking is a bit haphazard but with kauri dieback not far away we wanted to see this tree in all it's glory. A beautifully set up track that protects the tree...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lacey02
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A winding drive to get there but well worth the effort. A short walk from the road and you see the massive ancient tree 🎄. Glad we made the effort to see it

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BramleyLoiner21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The venture scouts (aged 14-18) were surprised by the size and history. It’s quite a drive from Paihia so if you are making a special journey as we did it is a long way for a very short walk. There were walks to see the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cosmopolitan815679
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely drive to see the huge native Kauri tree. Was amazing to see and visit. Limited parking and a great coffee afterwards.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mobile827458
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Tane Mahuta a number of times over the years but it is now even better with the Te Roroa guides sharing the story. A waiata (song) is sung and the birds join in - truly magical. Nga mihi nui ki a iwi...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kayteedee50
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove over from Paihia (1.5hr drive), a scenic drive with a couple of quaint NZ rural townships to stop at. Tane Mahuta walk was easy, flat (entirely on timber boardwalk) and very friendly for little legs (5yr and 3yr olds were with us). Less...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JDalla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's not a huge amount of room at the carpark - particularly for longer motorhomes - so find a way to get there early or just wait a bit for a park to become available. Great experience to get a good understanding of these unique...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank acgtravel
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NortlandMel
Reviewed 1 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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