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Tane Mahuta Walk

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Address: SH12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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Awe inspiring

worth visiting when less people are around to get the feel for this awe inspiring tree ... and to imagine it as one of the smaller of the kauri (pronounced cody) that existed... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

worth visiting when less people are around to get the feel for this awe inspiring tree ... and to imagine it as one of the smaller of the kauri (pronounced cody) that existed before we all got to Aotearoa

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Newton, MA
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is a foot washing station to clear your shoes before entering the park. They really seem to care! The tree is interesting, but I would not make a special trip to see it if you are not nearby. It is really sad to see the effect the fungus is having on the overall forest.

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Thank Mark S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A short walk and you are at Tane Mahuta - you walk through beautiful rainforest, and then suddenly there it is - this massive tree. Well worth going to see!

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Thank Sharyn1958
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why not go and see the Lord of the forest, he sure is mighty. Pictures dont do him justice. The forest is breathtakingly beautiful and hey its a free natural attraction. I'm glad I have been and stood in his glory.

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Thank Josi F
Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An amazing piece of nature. Really easy access from the road via an excellent facility for cleaning shoes.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove to the west side of the island to see the large trees. When we got to the place we found it blocked off because they were building a new walk. We were able to go down the road a couple of miles and saw several nice trees. Better check to see if it's open if you plan on... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tane Mahuta is unmissable if you love all things natural, and even for those who don't. It's HUGE! The most massive tree we've seen, even compared to the giant mountain ash of Victoria & Tasmania (Australia). Only a short 100m walk on boardwalk. A warning though: it's really popular, so you might not find a place to park along the... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're used to redwoods and they seem similar in size. The kauri trees are an amazing tree and the forest they thrive in is a sight to see.

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Thank Donald J
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk on the board walk brings you to Tane Mahuta, and he is majestic. It gives you a real humbling feeling to see the size of this tree.

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Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited the Kauri Museum (back in February 2016) we needed to do this walk and see Tane Mahuta and all the other giant Kauri trees. We love all the various rainforest walks that are throughout the northland.

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