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Tane Mahuta Waipoua Forest

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Address: Waipoua Kauri Forest 0376 | New Zealand, Opononi, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-439 3450
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The Earth Tree

For those who have not yet killed their connection to the earth and spirit world this is a must do experience. Seeded at the time of Christ this is the Earth tree, for us as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
dainjah
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For those who have not yet killed their connection to the earth and spirit world this is a must do experience. Seeded at the time of Christ this is the Earth tree, for us as Maori it is the representation of Tane Mahuta god of the living, for others from other parts of the world it is Gaea mother to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

huge trees, wonderful walks, winding roads with hairpin bends as you climb up and down the hills. Don't underestimate time time needed to really see this area - or drive through it

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Central Poland, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of a kind experience - short but must-see. Each site with agathis trees is close to the road - takes approx. up to 15 minutes for each track (you'll need even less to reach Tane Mahuta).

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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk in to see this tree was relatively short and the trail was well groomed. The tree was massive and over 2000 years old. In the same forest we also saw the four sisters. You need to scrap and disinfect your shoes prior to entering. Well worth visiting these majestic giants!

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Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very significant tree, but it's a tree. How much better it would be if it were surrounded by many more Kauris, instead of bush, scrub and tree ferns. How sad that it is held up as an example of what was a magnificent Kauri forest, before the rape and pillage which reduced the Kauris to just a few.

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Thank Ditchgould
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A sense of calm and peace when you are in the vicinity. A wonderful experience. Never to be missed. Do visit it

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NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The magestic giant of the forest is truly breathtaking. Although you cannot go right to the tree it is completely understandable. It is important to leave such a pice of history intact for future generations to experience. A sense of something special overcomes you as you enter the forest and I wasn't disappointed.

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not sure what to expect since we picked this attraction from an NZ tourism itinerary and did not research it prior to our visit. The Tane Mahuta tree is huge. It is comparable to the giant redwoods in the USA. Definitely worth a stop. You can see the Tane Mahuta with a 5 minute easy walk or you... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

seeing this giant for the second time did not lesson the thrill of seeing this magnificent, ancient kauri. DOC has put in walkways surrounding the tree to protect the roots and enable several people access at the same time. Provision on entry is provided to disinfect and clean shoes but I noticed that many people did not do this on... More 

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Northlew, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told we were stopping to see a tree - a tree. But this isn't just any old tree. This tree is possibly over 2000 years old. Try to listen to one of the Maori guides talking about the history of the trees and the forest, pryaing to the gods and singing. Actually a moving experience and a reminder... More 

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