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Footprints Waipoua

Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
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Experience a mystical journey through the sacred forests of New Zealand’s Maori people during this 4-hour evening forest walk in Waipoua with an indigenous guide. Walk beneath the giant Kauri trees of this forest sanctuary, including the majestic ‘Te Matua Ngahere’ tree, absorbing the site’s spiritual energy as you learn about the site’s significance to Maori beliefs.
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mei_soo wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand65 contributions15 helpful votes
We had the amazing Merepaea as our guide. It was an educational and deeply moving evening. Lots of important stories and songs were shared - my husband and I felt very connected to the forest and felt a renewed sense of hope afterwards. As we approached the trees with Merepaea's enchanting voice echoing amongst the trees I could not help but be moved to tears. We were just in awe by the respect and love shown to the forest. Starting the tour early to enjoy the kauri trees then seeing the light change as we stood in front of Tane Mahuta was very special. We had a huge downpour but had brollies ready - it actually made for a much more atmospheric experience. Thank you Merepaea and the team at Footprints for everything you're doing. We hope Tane Mahuta and the rest of the kauri forest will continue to live and thrive even after we're long gone. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. It is a must do for everyone visiting the kauri coast.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Fickle wrote a review Jul 2021
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Wow! Just Wow! It was absolutely incredible! Merepaea is the most beautiful wahine and is so passionate about what she does. Her knowledge and aroha pores out of her which makes the whole experience even more magical. Miss 12 enjoyed it so much she even sketched Tane Mahuta instead of taking a photo with her phone.
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Salsera1040 wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia86 contributions
We had a magical evening with Merepaea learning about the mighty Kauri. She was very friendly and informative. We have been spreading the word about the historical decimation of the trees & the danger of the fungus.Listening to her chants, singing and legends made for a very special time. Merepaea generously gave me cream and healing leaves for my shoulder injury.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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HoneHekeLodge wrote a review May 2021
Kerikeri, New Zealand2 contributions
What a special day. Thank you for sharing your stories. It was a truly magical day even with a little rain as if on cue.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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KerryJPayne wrote a review May 2021
Opua, New Zealand41 contributions8 helpful votes
A walk with a guide like Billy Boy brings another dimension to the wonders around you. Stories, sing and soulful music enhance the visit and make it a magical enchanting place to spend an hour or two. We are so lucky to have these amazing kings of the forest here.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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