Tane Mahuta Walk, Opononi

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Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Tane Mahuta Walk and other Opononi attractions using our handy Opononi itinerary builder tool.
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  • Always worth the short walk to see such an amazing tree. Do not miss! The walk is lovely and sadly very short. I would have liked to explore more of the surrounding area.  more »
  • Some 50 years after first visiting the tree is still an awesome sight plus the steps in place to protect the tree from damage will hopefully make it accessible for many future generations,  more »
  • Tane Mahuta is majestic. Still healthy, and well-protected by spray to footwear and boardwalk. See it while the Kauri trees are all in good health as that ay not be forever.  more »
  • . (02/2019) This walk is part of tourist attraction and biggest Kauri Tree alive, Tane Mahuta. It is located over state highway and is easy to notice from a moving vehicle in normal traffic. Easily accessible. The entrance is well organised and maintained for visitors to clean their shoes before entering and exiting the walkway. Detailed description and maps are provided over the boards near entrance. Well maintained. Clean and obstacle free walkway. Beautiful views are presented around the walkway while walking and tree can be directly viewed from different points. The name translates to God of forests and of birds. There is interesting history behind identification and preservation of this tree. Seating and benches are provided at regular distances for taking rest and enjoying the views. Good place for quick visits or spending quality time. Parking is available around the entrance. Dedicated wheelchair parking is not available and entrance is not wheelchair accessible. Public restroom is available near parking area.
  • Nice quick stop when you are already in the area. Unfortunately I was very busy/ loud and quite touristy when we were there but still a magical place. :)
  • Stunning big trees. Safe the Kauri forest!
  • Brilliant place for a short walk! There's a local guide/ambassordor lady explaining everything about kauri trees. She made us understand the story behind kauris so much easier.
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