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Tane Mahuta Walk

Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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“short walk” (47 reviews)
“waipoua forest” (39 reviews)
“kauri trees” (41 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Sh12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The walk in is lovely in itself, and then suddenly you are in the presence of this massive forest giant. There are other giants in the area, all worth the walk.

Thank 516Lorelei
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Well kept board walk to make access easy for all. We were fortunate to be there when a Maori immersion preschool were there. They sang a song for us all.

Thank lees42
Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is an easy walk into the bush to stand back and be totally in awe of this might majestic tree. Tane Mahuta

Thank MegzOamaru
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

In this forest you can do many walks (easy from 10 minutes up to one day). It is impressive but you need a car to get to the mountain and in high season is much traffic. We did many short walks in the shadow which...More

Thank Catalina M
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We were driving through the Waipoua Forrest and decided to take the short walk (about 5 minutes) to Tane Mahuta which is the largest Kauri tree known to be standing. It is a very easy walk on a good path and walkway. When you get...More

1  Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Tane Mahuta - God of the Forest in Te Reo Maori, is one of the largest, and at 2,000+ years the oldest, trees in the world. The road was aligned to run close to the tree to provide easy access and it is now protected...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The tree is well worth the stop and short walk. The recent arrival of a coffee cart in the parking area is pretty useful with really great coffee.

1  Thank judy832016
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Just a couple of mins walk from the carpark and road. It was raining when we visited and this only added to the atmosphere. The path is a wooden boardwalk with nonslip mesh. Light rain, birds singing and then Tane Mahuta!!!! Very special. Well worth...More

Thank Kiwisontour2013
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Well worth the stop to view. Doesn't take long to walk in and view this magnificent tree. Rain or shine do ti.

Thank ElvisInvercargill
Reviewed 25 April 2017

worth visiting when less people are around to get the feel for this awe inspiring tree ... and to imagine it as one of the smaller of the kauri (pronounced cody) that existed before we all got to Aotearoa

Thank belle400
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