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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  • Unless you have been to NZ before you are unlikely to have ever walked through a forest like this. The paths are well kept and there are plenty of signs sending you off on walks that are branched from...  more »
  • This giant kauri trees are unique and commanding AWE and respect for the power of nature and its divinity.
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  • The Waipoua Forest offers a great opportunities to visit New Zealand's giant Kauri Trees. The paths are well-kept. However due to disease control you are not able to make bigger tramps through the for...  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.