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Waipoua Forest

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Address: on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
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Wisdom of the forest

Incredible trees and well kept forest that make you feel in special, mystic, and unique place in the planet.

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

Incredible trees and well kept forest that make you feel in special, mystic, and unique place in the planet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Even if you just drive through the forest it is worth a look. The large trees grow right on the roadside so be careful. I highly recommend stopping to see both Tane Mahuta and Te Mahuta Ngahere, the two largest known kauri trees in NZ. They are very short walks from the road and are very very impressive in size.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Waipoua forest as part of our tour and we were truly humbled as we saw the giant kauri trees in the forest. The most famous of all, Tane Mahuta, is really a sight and takes your breath away. You could sit in front of this gigantic tree and just be struck by it's awe. The forest itself... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad we changed our travel plans to include the West Coast of Northland. I felt honoured to be in the presence of such beauty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The roads to this place are scenic and there are clean working toilets at the entrance. You can do a short walk or longer walks through the forest and the plants are amazing. The walk is on a boardwalk but probably not suitable for those with some disabilities as some of the walk was on dirt. I found the place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The Waipoua forest is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Northland. It is on the rather wild West coast, and offers an impression of what the land north of Auckland was like before the arrival of Maori. Allow plenty of time to walk to the trees. Spend time absorbing their majesty and strength. This is not something for a fleeting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Making your way down the Kauri Coast will take you through 19km of the Waipoua forest. Take the time to stop and visit the incredible Kauri Trees of the forest. All trees are accessible via easy flat walking trails that are noted by the green signs along the road. Take note to clean your shoes before and after entering each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

You don't want to miss these trees or the walk in the woods. Just great. Oldest trees in New Zealand and something to very much see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We did the drive from Whangarei to Waipoua Forest. It was lovely driving through the very green rolling hills and seeing the cattle and sheep. We actually saw 2 twin lambs born moments before. We drove north to the forest and we're delighted by the cafe on a river just before the forest. The rapids were amazing and the beauty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were expecting a really touristy area, but no - just minimal parking spaces, a place to clean off any lingering dirt from your shoes, and amazing trees. I suggest you spend time taking all paths around the biggest trees, and take time to just gaze up and think about time, history and nature.

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