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Tane Mahuta Walk

Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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“short walk” (43 reviews)
“waipoua forest” (38 reviews)
“kauri trees” (39 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Tane Mahuta, which is Maori and means 'God of the forest', is the biggest of the kauris in Waipoua forest. So, you'll meet a lot of camera hung tourists from all over ...

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This is a really well done way of allowing easy access to New Zealand's largest tree and surrounding forest. The stop is in the middle of nowhere but well signposted. Even though I have been before I like to stop here. Somehow standing in front...More

Thank austraberlin
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

If you don't stop anywhere else to look at a tree, do it here. When you see the magnificence of these trees and stop to think that they were almost totally harvested in just a short period of time. This is as close as you...More

Thank MiguelitoyCat
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This short walk leads you to an ancient, majestic, beautiful kauri tree that has a remarkable grandeur and presence. If you have the time, it's worth waiting to see it without other people as distractions.

Thank Bima77
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Magnificent! Easy walk along boardwalk. We missed the turnoff to the second largest tree, and we were looking!

Thank Geoff T
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Impressive historic tree. Unfortunately, it did not look healthy beyond the huge trunk. Easy to park out front. There is a place to wash your shoes prior to entry and then the walk is less than 100 meters.

Thank TouristSanDiego
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This amazing tree is just a short walk from the road and is well worth the effort, it is a magnificent tree and representative of what this forest used to contain.

Thank Narziss
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A magnificent tree just 2 mins walk along a flat wooden boardwalk off the main road. You can find this 10KMs north of the main visitor centre. Nice spot. Probably allow 30 mins here.

Thank stuartbeesley
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a sight! This GIANT 2000 year-old Kauri tree just took our breaths away. Unbelievable what this tree has seen in all these years! Over 50 meters in height and a girth of more than 13 meters is quite impressive! Nice little boardwalk through...More

Thank TiNa1303
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Easy drive from Paihia. It's hard to truly appreciate the size of this living giant from photographs. A Short walking trail around Tane Mahuta. Nearby walking trails to see other large kauri trees like the "Four sisters" was also great.

Thank Cordis99
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