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 visit Waipoua Forest and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Waipoua Forest attractions using our Waipoua Forest trip planner .
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  • We first went to the visitors centre to get our bearings and a map although this was in the end of limited use, then we drove to the signed car park - Kauri parking, and walked to see the “4 Sisters”,...  more »
  • If you are ever in the North island of New Zealand up near the Bay of Islands take a trip across the country and through the Kauri forest. You will find an 18 km long winding road with no straight str...  more »
  • Picked up at our hotel for what turned put to be one of the highlights of our N Z tour. Merepaea and Brian were the most knowledgeable and caring guides. We were given a Maori prayer to keep us safe o...  more »
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