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Waipoua Forest

on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-439 3450
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 disease - as the trees are dying off, we took the...More

Thank PamNottingham_UK
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Walking in a Kauri Forest, you always need to clearn your shoes first, to avoid transmitting disease. It is an easy board walk to an impressive an tall tree.

Thank aussi33
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We went on the boardwalk to see this tree. Everyone has to clean their shoes before making the walk to protect these trees as they are being killed by disease. Just a short board walk to the end, we were the only people at the...More

Thank Shootingstars R
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is well worth a visit (we almost didn't go and would have regretted it), and the kauri trees are just unbelievable. Obviously the pleasant weather made it even more worthwhile, but one walks through such a forest in awe of these magnificent trees. Not...More

2  Thank Monphil
Reviewed 24 April 2017

worth the time to visit the Four Sisters in Waipoua Forest and learn the Maori teaching about them. The whole little forest is so awe inspiring ... hard to imagine such trees once covered so much of this northern part of North Island.

2  Thank belle400
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Such a special place, it was wonderful to see the Kauri trees and immerse ourselves in nature in this way.

1  Thank LisaCarvill
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The walking track through this forest is truly amazing. It just puts into perspective the damage done to the landscape when you consider how many of these trees would have been around! Overall a great and really easily accessible walk!

1  Thank Josh R
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This forest is not only known and beautiful because of the huge kauri trees. If there weren't so many tourists and a road through it, you could get lost.

1  Thank jobst56
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking, quite, peaceful. Easy walking. Size of some of the tress has to be seen to be believed.

1  Thank miketeresamcb
Reviewed 30 March 2017

These ancient Kauri trees look impresive on pictures, but that's nothing compared to the real sight. It's just breathtaking.

Thank Claudia Z
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Mark H
28 July 2016|
Response from aidsnang | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I didn't reply in a timely fashion. haven't logged in for a while. its probably too late to respond to your question anyway, but I imagine early-ish in the morning would be nice. When we were there, other... More
Adrienne O
21 April 2016|
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Response from jennifer b | Reviewed this property |
No entry fee! And as far as I know most people do their own thing, but of course there may be guided tours that we didn't know about. Enjoy - the trees are really beautiful.
Chelsea W
29 October 2015|
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Response from kauriinfo | Reviewed this property |
Hi - the Waipoua Forest is open all the time. approx 1 hour drive north/west of Dargaville is Tane Mahuta and only a 5 minute walk of State Highway 12. the Trounson Kauri Park which is approx 40ks from Dargaville is also... More