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“waipoua forest”(44 reviews)
“kauri trees”(41 reviews)
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Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The ultimate Kauri tree is incredible, please use the shoe cleaning facilities thoroughly we don't want to lose these amazing New Zealand trees! For me it wasn't even just this tree it was the entire Forest that you drive through on either side what a...More

Thank lives2explore
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Driving south on NZ’s N12, stop off at the Tane Mahuta Walk, and make sure you brush your shoes, spray them with disinfectant and rinse off on the sponge bed at the entrance (all simple and easy to do, and essential to stop die back...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I have wanted to see this magestic giant since I was a child and it was certainly worth the drive. We went after visiting the Kauri Museum in Matakohe which gave a great insight to the history of this grand tree. It is a short...More

Thank chantalflight
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We took the short drive to visit Tane Mahuta whilst in Opononui, it is soon worth it! A short walk off the road, he is truly breathtaking...I may have shed a wee tear (don't tell my kids!). This Kauri is a National Treasure and a...More

Thank BeeLeen
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Tane Mahuta is something you can't miss when traveling New Zealand. The boardwalk takes you to the tree, so you can't step on the precious roots. Make sure you really clean your shoes at the cleaning station, as Kauri dieback is a serious thing in...More

Thank Lwdzeeuw
Reviewed 8 January 2018

There is not a lot of car parking spaces for this sight. You have to park along side of the road, so be careful crossing the road if you have to get to the entrance. Also ensure you scrub and disinfectant your shoes to help...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Tane Mahuta is a magnificent tree in the Waipoua forest. Easy to park. The size of him is just amazing! Worth stopping to take a look!

Thank VanessaChrisH
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Just a short easy walk from the highway and this huge magnificent tree pops into view. Worth the 10mins you will spend here and a chance to stretch the legs and bathroom break.

Thank Twoin F
Reviewed 26 December 2017

A short walk to the most amazing Kauri I have ever seen. He is truly majestic and makes you feel insignificant standing near him. So glad there are now foot cleaning stations there to help keep this giant alive for everyone to enjoy.

Thank RobynM1751
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

What an amazing tree! The volunteer watching over him was very very informative and answered all our questions. Let’s hope he surveys the fungi attacks that so many others have fallen to.

Thank mikeyskay
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