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“waipoua forest”(44 reviews)
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Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tane Mahute - Maori 'Son of god' is believed to have been here when Jesus was alive. The tree is immense and has a true majesty and spirituality about it

Thank W4lking
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Short walk to see this towering giant. A very knowledgeable DoC Guide was there to tell you all about the tree - some fascinating details I never knew!

Thank KiwiTraveller012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was one of the must-dos of our short trip to Northland. There are guided tours which I am sure are great, but at present it is still free (as long as you do the foot-washing at the beginning). Due to recent publicity regarding Kauri...More

1  Thank RowenaB6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are stories in Maori mythology about Tane Mahuta and it is said that the tree might be about 2000 years old and it is truly a big tree. It is about 10km north of the Waipoua forest visitor centre and about 1km north of...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please make sure you clean your shoes to prevent Kauri die back. The forest is cool and quiet, the power of the size and magnificence of the Kauri trees.

Thank Melinda C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Largest Kauri and so worthwhile stopping to view. Only 2 min off the road easy to access. Great viewing platform. Remember to wash shoes at start and finish.

Thank RTL-Kiwi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s hard to find words to describe this amazing area. Tame Mahuta is beautiful, we all felt very small next to this ancient tree. Got chatting to a ‘local’ who was very chatty sharing knowledge of the local area.

Thank Deb C
Reviewed 14 June 2018

All I can say is - if you are up in this area you certainly must go for the short walk to see this magnificent piece of nature. Long may it live!

Thank 648Raewyn55_
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

The trees are amazing must do this walk along with the next three hikes a little up or down the road. Just beautiful and awesome. Would do again. 2000 year old trees.

Thank Lance L
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Go early on in the morning when there will be hardly any people there. It's a spiritual experience (coming from someone who feels like an idiot say int that!) Tane Mahuta is a magnificence.

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