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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  • Making your way down the Kauri Coast will take you through 19km of the Waipoua forest. Take the time to stop and visit the incredible Kauri Trees of the forest. All trees are accessible via easy flat ...  more »
  • In the National Park of Waipoua, located in the North Island you can find Kauris that will leave you impressed. If you are a nature lover you must not miss this forest.
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  • Driving in New Zealand's Northland man must look just past here. "Attractions", there are two hiking trails that are very well marked on the ground. The first is after about 5-10mins walk (easier way) over a wide, well-groomed path to the "four sisters". After another 10-15min (easy way, somewhat steeper) to reach the impressive Te Matua Ngahere, the largest Kauri tree which has the thickest circumference however. Then you can go back or make yet a further pledge to the seventh-largest Kauri tree (30 min easy way). The second trail walk on 2-5min to the Tana Mahuta, the largest living Kauri tree. The hikes are easy to cope with sneakers and highly recommended!
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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.