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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  • Gave us a significant impression of the size of the forest and just how much kauri re-growth is going on. Hopefully the die-back preventative measure will succeed.  more »
  • My wife and I went on a walk through the Waipoua Forest to see the Tāne Mahuta (largest and oldest living Kauri tree (2,500+ years old) in New Zealand). The tree is hugh - very tall and broad. Very...  more »
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  • Lovely lovely campground. Definitely worth a visit. One of the best campgrounds we found in New Zealand. Very peaceful and so close to nature. Lance the owner is super friendly and just a lovely man. One of the highlights of our time in New Zealand. Thanks Lance happy 2019. We'll be back in the near future!
  • Spiritual and historic place to visit. You can see a largest and an oldest Kauri tree

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