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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)
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
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
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
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
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
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