Tane Mahuta Waipoua Forest, Opononi
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Peer up at the largest living kauri tree at Tane Mahuta Waipoua Forest, a protected sanctuary since the 1950s. Reach the ancient tree via a short boardwalk, leading through the leafy native vegetation. Sit by the base of the immense 4.9 m (16.1 ft) wide trunk, dwarfed only by the tree's 45 m (148 ft) height. Head farther along the track to a second viewing platform for a wider view this giant, allegedly well over a thousand years old. Stay on the boardwalk at all times to avoid tripping over the tree's vulnerable surface roots. To visit Tane Mahuta Waipoua Forest and get the most from your holiday in Opononi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Opononi vacation generator.
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  • A sense of calm and peace when you are in the vicinity. A wonderful experience. Never to be missed. Do visit it 
  • The magestic giant of the forest is truly breathtaking. Although you cannot go right to the tree it is completely understandable. It is important to leave such a pice of history intact for future gene...  more »
  • We were not sure what to expect since we picked this attraction from an NZ tourism itinerary and did not research it prior to our visit. The Tane Mahuta tree is huge. It is comparable to the giant red...  more »