Waipoua Forest, Waipoua Forest
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Cross the largest section of native forest in Northland at Waipoua Forest, a reserve filled with endemic plant life including kauri, rimu, and northern rata. The giant trees named Tane Mahuta, Te Matua Ngahere, and Four Sisters represent the main attractions here, and various walks lead visitors up to their roots. Stand beneath them and look up to behold the power and lasting solidity of the natural world. Also look out for the endangered North Island kokako and brown kiwi. Head to the historical forest lookout tower for an extensive view of the surrounding woodland. Plan to see Waipoua Forest and other attractions that appeal to you using our Waipoua Forest vacation trip planner.
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  • You don't want to miss these trees or the walk in the woods. Just great. Oldest trees in New Zealand and something to very much see 
  • At two sites, a total of 4 paths to free available are, these result in 5-25 minutes (without return way, speedy runners) to the most impressive giants. In two hours, you can admire the highlights of this forest. So clean air, such as in this green forest, we have long not been inhaled.
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  • We did the drive from Whangarei to Waipoua Forest. It was lovely driving through the very green rolling hills and seeing the cattle and sheep. We actually saw 2 twin lambs born moments before. We drov...  more »
  • Unforgettable place. So old forest and huge trees. Fresh air is everywhere! I recommend that you visit.
  • Fantastic place for a Afternoon Walk , Feels sureal when its raining , i have visited this Forest since i was a little kid and it still amazes me
  • Tane Mahuta is located here and is part of my heritage it's a must see
  • Several nice walks in this forrest. You get to see large kauri trees. The walks start from different car parks along SH12. If you come from north stop at the fist parking lot (tane mahuta) there is an overview map of all walks in the area.