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 started at the Kauri museum which was beyond our budget but there's a few interesting things to see around the museum. An old church and post office, a cafe with delicious coffee and pies. We drove...  more »
  • The forest is beautiful in itself (albiet very tortuously windy but sealed - state highway - dont take a massive RV on this trip!) plus the most inportant tree in New Zealand - a very easy very short ...  more »
  • The kauris are absolutely extraordinary trees. The passage, on the West Coast, is a must. Enjoy without moderation
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