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Te Matua Ngahere Walk

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Address: SH12 | Waipoua Kauri Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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Visiting Tane Mahuta

This tree is truly magnificent and well worth the little walk into the well signposted area where the tree is able to be easily viewed. There is a guide there most of the time as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Maureen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tree is truly magnificent and well worth the little walk into the well signposted area where the tree is able to be easily viewed. There is a guide there most of the time as this is a highly protected tree. There has been a walkway built so you can see the tree to its best advantage from a distance.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The oldest known living kauri tree is in the Waipoua forest, with easy, flat access only a very short walk from the road. The wood-decked track (so the flora won't be harmed) can easily take a wheelchair. Clean your shoes before entering, then marvel at the mighty kauri tree from a couple of photo op vantage points.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this. Make sure to clean shoes to protect the Kauris from a dangerous fungus. Only a short hike from the road and you come upon Tane Mahuta, an extremely old tree.

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Tauranga, NZ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Worth a drive when you havent got anything else to do. I wouldnt go back though as have been there done that.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The almighty Tane Mahuta, you have to see it to believe the size. Photos just don't do it justice. Just a short walk from the road and completely FREE. We are so lucky to have such beauty in our country

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving through the forest, you will come to a parking site where the entrance to see the large Kauri is. Worth a stop to see just how big these trees can get and despite the many visitors, is a peaceful setting. Also a good place to stretch your legs and use the washroom.

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Papakura, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Windy roads through the forest but definately worth the visit. Magical place, very peaceful and spiritual.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most ancient tree in the world. Very majestuous. The walk is very short to go there and the place can be a bit crowed. But it worth it. Don't forget to wash your shoes before entering the forest with the device made for it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a really huge tree with the girth of nearly 14m. Magnificent ancient Kauri Tree still standing and living proudly watching the surrounding world for 2000 years. Very close with a short walk from car parking, in the mid of Waipoa Forest, a bit too far from the next towns, but worth to stop for a while to admire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You cannot possibly visit Northland without stopping at Waipoua Forest, and paying enormous respect to 'Tane Mahuta'!! What an absolutely breathtaking sight - 'he' is 2,000 years old (estimated). Almost impossible to contemplate. Thank goodness a local Maori guide is stationed near the tree, and that you access it via a board walk. The parking off the highway is fairly... More 

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