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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  • August 15, 2017
    We stopped at the free roadside car park on a very wet morning. The information boards gave lots of interesting details about the trees. After walking through the shoe wash - to avoid spreading diseas...  more »
  • June 5, 2017
    We drove to the highlight of the Waipoua Kauri Forest, west coast Northlands. This is the largest Kauri forest in New Zealand. We have here the Tane Mahuta. This is the largest living Kauri, with a height of 51 meters and a circumference of 13.8 metres. This tree is named after the Woudgod of the Maori is more than 1200 years old.
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  • May 8, 2017
    Through this forest, we feel so small facing these giant trees. The Kauris are age-old trees that commands respect. A ride that allows you to relax and enjoy these wonders of nature.
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