Tane Mahuta Walk, Opononi

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Peer up at the largest living kauri tree at Tane Mahuta Walk, 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 Walk and get the most from your holiday in Opononi, create itinerary details personal to you using our Opononi vacation generator.
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  • August 14, 2017
    An amazing try, I wouldn't at all be surprised if this is where the inspiration for the tree in Avatar came from. You just have to stand back and take in the height and breadth of the tree. Please rem...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    We weren't even thinking of heading south along the west coast until our guide at the Treaty Grounds told us about this amazing tree. After taking it all in we were so glad we did, it's breathtaking. ...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    I suspect not that many people go down the west coast. Which is a shame because this walk through the forest and the related Kauri museum in Matakohe were highlights of our trip. I am not a tree hugge...  more »

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