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“billy boy”(27 reviews)
“maori culture”(29 reviews)
29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-405 8207
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was awsome asz our guids wer perfect and our lead guid was a awsome story teller.our tour startd at copthorn hotel.she spoke to us about the harbour and what was out in front of us.and then we headed to the forest for our...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently did the wonderful twilight tour with my husband. It was well worth the money and we can't recommend this enough! (The money goes towards the saving of these trees from the terrible die back occurring.) Wow, so informative and a very spiritual way to...More

Thank Meg050
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening walk with the local guides into the Waipoua Forest. We experienced the magic and the mystery of the giant Kauri Trees and many other trees and ferns. The guides sang to some of the huge Kauri. There...More

Thank opiopi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour did not start off well. I got a call that they were waiting for me at 9:30 AM when I booked a 1 PM tour for myself and my wife. This got all straightened out and our two tour guides arrived early to...More

Thank JamesC2002
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Katahi ano te pai o tenei haerenga. Rawe katoatia te ngahere heoi ko merepai te kaiarahi. Rawe te rongo ki nga korero o Tane, tana whakapapa heoi te tutaki I a ia Such an amazing tour, no words to explain the feeling you feel in...More

Thank Minnie H
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

What a combination. Rich culture laced with humour and education in the cathedral of Waipoua. Go now. The forest may soon close to save the kauri from the disease our footprints spread.

Thank TreeHugga
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Cannot recommend this tour enough. Logistically, everything is easy. You buy your tickets online, show up at the parking lot and they take it from there. Keyanna (sorry if I'm butchering the spelling!) was our guide, and she was lovely. She's from the area, so...More

Thank 497lmrg
Reviewed 10 July 2018

My partner and I booked in for a Twilight Encounter tour in late June, and after reading so many positive reviews, it was one of the things we were most looking forward to during our trip to New Zealand. When we turned up to the...More

Thank GeorgiaB1515
Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were picked up from the hotel by a Maori guide and driven to the Waipoua Forest about 20 minutes away. Our guide then walked us through the forest while telling us something about the Maori culture. For most of the walk it was dark...More

Thank thewishyles
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Such a privilege to be given an insight into the rich Maori culture and to sample the wealth of natural treasures. It was made all the more intimate by going at dusk and into the night. I would recommend it to all.

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woofles c
21 August 2018|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
The walk is easy, but the talk may not be for very young children. I would say 8+ and it is worth it.
24 April 2016|
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Response from Jake F | Reviewed this property |
On our night tour, near the end, we were served a very warm tea. It was very good. But there is no food offered. And they would likely frown upon eating during the tour. Eat before.
lyn b
16 March 2015|
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Response from TaupoSheryll | Reviewed this property |
I presume you will be docking in Russell so would be quite a drive 1.5 hours each way I would think. Our tour only started at 6pm so that wouldn't work for you. You don't have to do a tour you could always hire a car and... More