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Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Travelling up the west coast recently pulled in to see this legend of the forest. As North land is in the middle of a 'kauri die back' problem it is possible that one day we may not be able to see any of the giant...More

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Fulfilled a long time dream to visit this amazing giant of the forest. It surpassed expectations but what made it an absolutely amazing experience was the young Maori woman 'ambassador' who standing on the board walk in very cold weather answered all our questions and...More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This tree is one of the reason I wanna visit NZ. It is historical ancient tree who needs to be taken care & maintain. Hopefully every other country follows the way NZ respect the forest!

Thank Ganjarno
Reviewed 24 July 2018

well worth the visit because of the kauri dieback disease i wanted to cross this one off my bucket list just in case this magnificent tree dies too.tane is awesome specimen of how kauri would have been before they were all cut down,such a shame...More

Thank ShaneP1291
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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 18 July 2018 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 17 July 2018 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 15 July 2018 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 10 July 2018

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 MelindaC1016
Reviewed 9 July 2018 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
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