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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  • This stretch of highway offers a light walk in an awe inspiring forest. The trees here are between 1500-2000 years old and are not huge but GInormous! There is a quick 30 minute walk through the fores...  more »
  • Incredible trees and well kept forest that make you feel in special, mystic, and unique place in the planet. 
  • Even if you just drive through the forest it is worth a look. The large trees grow right on the roadside so be careful. I highly recommend stopping to see both Tane Mahuta and Te Mahuta Ngahere, the t...  more »
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  • 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
  • I LOVE WAIPOUA FOREST MY HOME AND TANE MAUTHA IS LOVELY TO XX
  • 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.