Waipoua Forest, Waipoua Forest

Categories: Forests, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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...  read more »
  • We were expecting a really touristy area, but no - just minimal parking spaces, a place to clean off any lingering dirt from your shoes, and amazing trees. I suggest you spend time taking all paths ar...  read more »
  • Why not go from here to see the Kauri that grow only in this part of the world. There are still several large, but obviously that giant makes a certain effect ... and in fact is the most seen and photographed.
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  • 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
  • Some fantastic walks in the area, with the visit to Tane Mahuta the highlight. Sadly, the tree (estimated to be over 2,000 years old) is now too fragile to hug. :(
  • 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.
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