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Footprints Waipoua

29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-405 8207
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US$ 70.24*
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Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide
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US$ 59.15*
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Waipoua Forest Daylight Walk with Local Guide
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29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-405 8207
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The whole twilight experience in the stunning Waipoua forest is nothing short of magical. The Huge Kauri Trees stand tall above the canopy while our guide transported us back to a time where legends were created. We loved every seconds of it!

Thank Robin_Laura
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing experience at Tane Mahuta with Bill, our wonderful guide. He made our visit truly an experience to remember. The beautiful Maori greeting, the flute and the karekia were incredible. Plus the knowledge he showed of the ancient and beautiful kauri was...More

1  Thank Penny W
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful evening in this special forest and its guardians. The Maori songs and greeting of Tane Mahuta showed the reverence these majestic trees hold. What treasures.

2  Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Merepaea our lovely and spiritual guide together with her delightful grand-daughter Waimarama, provided my husband and I with an unforgettable Twilight walk into the Waipoua Forest. Merepaea and Waimarama approached the ancient trees with traditional chants and prayers. A highlight of the walk was our...More

2  Thank lynniek2017
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Thank you Merepaea and Billy for taking our staff (All the way from Auckland) on the tour. First time for the majority of them and being part of Nature, Te Wao nui was a big eye opener. Detailed information and very staunch to tikanga which...More

2  Thank kuinilittle1
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

A tour of the Waipoua Forest with Maori guide Merepaea, a gentle lady, ably assisted by her delightful granddaughter. Merepaea introduced us to Maori history of the local area as well as a comprehensive guide to the flora and fauna of the forest. The highlight...More

2  Thank retiredmyway
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

We did the Twilight walk with our guide, Kevin. There were only three of us on the tour and we had a fantastic time learning about the Maori culture and the forest - especially the Kauri trees. We had seen the forest in the daylight...More

2  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Unforgettable! Billy Boy Thompson took us to the 2 most impressive Kauri trees of New Zealand. Telling us about the Maori legends and chanting while walking to the trees. A very special moment indeed. The fact that is was getting dark added even more value...More

2  Thank Rob5308
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

4 of us took the night tour with Midi (spelling?) and our driver Auntie Violet our Maori guides. It was enchanting, spiritual and a wonderful cultural experience. It gave me a much greater appreciation of the trees, the god of the forest and Maori life....More

1  Thank Tish W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I drove up to Northland to see the kauri in the Waipoua forest. I visited by day but also booked to go with Footprints for their Twilight Encounter. The two visits were so different ... and the awe-inspiring experience with Footprints lives on within me...More

1  Thank belle400
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Hi Steve and Chris (or anyone else) Can you advise what (if any) food and drink are provided on this tour? No problem if there isn't any, but we then need to organise something beforehand. We are booked in for this evening (24th) Thanks
24 April 2016|
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Response from Jake F | Reviewed this property |
On our night tour, near the end, we were served a very warm tea. It was very good. But there is no food offered. And they would likely frown upon eating during the tour. Eat before.
lyn b
4 adults on cruise ship Sun princess Sat 11th April. Can you meet us at ship for tour? We dock at 7am and leave 4Pm. Please quote price.
16 March 2015|
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Response from TaupoSheryll | Reviewed this property |
I presume you will be docking in Russell so would be quite a drive 1.5 hours each way I would think. Our tour only started at 6pm so that wouldn't work for you. You don't have to do a tour you could always hire a car and... More