Te Matua Ngahere Walk, Opononi

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Peer up at the largest living kauri tree at Te Matua Ngahere 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 Te Matua Ngahere 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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  • 5 minutes from the road this mighty kauri is a must see. DOC ambassadors are there to answer questions and know a lot about the forest and the kauri. You have to love a piece of nature when the kids c...  more »
  • Tane is close to the road and easy to spot, but make sure you also take in the number of different Kauri, including the widest (makes Tane look thin!) that are approximately 1km down the road. The Fou...  more »
  • This trip is just awe inspiring. The gentle stroll introduces you to the kauri trees. Then as you are getting used to one thousand year old trees, the guide shows you methuselah's environment. Amazing...  more »