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Footprints Waipoua

29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-405 8207
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US$ 72.24*
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Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide
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US$ 60.83*
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Waipoua Forest Daylight Walk with Local Guide
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“maori culture” (28 reviews)
“billy boy” (26 reviews)
29, State Highway 12, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
+64 9-405 8207
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

We loved this informative Night Tour with a Maori Guide Billy who bought the Forest alive for us. His knowledge was amazing as were his stories and singing voice. I felt goosebumps when we finally saw The Tane Mahuta Tree (The Lord of the Forest)....More

1  Thank Janice R
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We will never forget the emotion of entering the forest, listening to the stories and the moving songs of our special guide, admiring the giant Kauri trees in the light of dawn. Not to be missed

1  Thank Orlando A
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

With Merepaea Kendall we spent a private walk, in the evening in to the Waipoua forest. This was a great experience! She explained us her maori culture and all about the forest and especially the history about the magic Kauri tree. Thank you very munch...More

1  Thank Verena B
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We did the Twilight Encounter Bill as our guide. It was absolutely the highlight of our New Zealand trip. Bill's knowledge and passion for the forest and it's inhabitants was inspiring. And when he sang a greeting to the great Tane Mahuta, it sent chills...More

2  Thank ssyano
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Kauri tree or " Kodey" in local dialect is a must see in New Zealand North Island. We had the greatest tour guide, Billy Boy. He is the funniest Kiwi I came across very knowledgeable man.

1  Thank Rez Z
Reviewed 28 December 2015

If you are humming and harring about booking this experience just do it, unique experience. Fantastic.

1  Thank kiwitaf
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Our guide was Merepaea and she was great at explaining local culture and customs. Creation story about kiwi was good. She sang a few Maori songs and said some prayers at various parts of tour. Kauri trees were stunning! Sooo big...absolutely indescribable. Worth the admission...More

1  Thank SlonkieCanada
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We took the twilight encounter and Meripae in November. I use a power wheelchair and there was some question as to if my wheelchair would get through the terrain. There was some rain early in the afternoon, so Meripae called our hotel room to give...More

1  Thank Jake F
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We took the Twilight Encounter with Meripae in early December. Her vast knowledge of the ecosystem, Kauri Forest and Maori Legends was amazing. The experience was almost "spiritual" as we walked through the old growth forest at dusk, surrounded by Thousand year old trees as...More

1  Thank scubamom33
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Really informative and moving experience - we found out so much about the forest on our wonderful guided walk. Our guide Merepaea was also wonderful.

1  Thank Anne A
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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
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