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Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

“Tane Mahuta” Lord of the Waipoua Forest Largest living Kauri tree in New Zealand - 2000 years old Trunk height 17.7m Total height 51.5m, Trunk girth 13.8m While we visited the Four Sisters and other large trees in the Forest, this was really the highlight...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank wendy N
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Worth the drive we nearly ran out of diesel and had to stay in a Mauris back garden .Invited to their party which was warm and happy.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Neil S
Reviewed 9 March 2018

There is parking on the roadside, a feet wash at the entrance and a short walk to the Lord of all trees! It really is one massive tree, an actual treasure to see in all it's beauty. You could spend 15 minutes here or an...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Mazzzza123
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Small parking area, but you can park on the side of the road if needed. Clean your shoes when entering the forest protects the area and it's plants and trees. The Tane Mahuta isn't the most impressive tree on earth, but it has a something...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank RoelR
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Coming down SH12 is a very worthwhile trip. The road through the Waipoua Forest is narrow and windy, so take your time. Best times to visit Tane Mahuta is during the morning, the car park is not that big and there is a coffee caravan...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Peter_R_NZ
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Tāne Mahuta is not the largest (tallest; broadest; oldest) kauri ever to have existed in Aotearoa (if you want to see a few comparisons, spend a couple hours at the Matakohe Kauri Museum). However, this single tree has been visited by more tourists than any...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank AndyBeeNZ
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A must see sight in New Zealand - only metres from the road via a boardwalk very accessible to all. It is also very popular and can get busy.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kcdiggins
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Even though it was pouring down we did all of the walks and visited all the giant Kauri. It was fantastic .

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ngaire B
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Gigantic Kauri tree, the 'self-healing' tree Said to be fourth largest tree in the world. Fantastic sight, well set out area to view, and local, knowledgeable guide.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We stopped to pay our respects to Tane Manuta. It's a very popular tourist destination and parking, while free, is limited, so be aware you may have to park along the road and walk a bit. There is no admission charge. It's a short walk...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank woolywombat
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