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Tane Mahuta Walk

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Address: SH12 | Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376, New Zealand
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Worth the easy walk

This amazing tree is just a short walk from the road and is well worth the effort, it is a magnificent tree and representative of what this forest used to contain.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This amazing tree is just a short walk from the road and is well worth the effort, it is a magnificent tree and representative of what this forest used to contain.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A magnificent tree just 2 mins walk along a flat wooden boardwalk off the main road. You can find this 10KMs north of the main visitor centre. Nice spot. Probably allow 30 mins here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a sight! This GIANT 2000 year-old Kauri tree just took our breaths away. Unbelievable what this tree has seen in all these years! Over 50 meters in height and a girth of more than 13 meters is quite impressive! Nice little boardwalk through the forest. 🙂

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy drive from Paihia. It's hard to truly appreciate the size of this living giant from photographs. A Short walking trail around Tane Mahuta. Nearby walking trails to see other large kauri trees like the "Four sisters" was also great.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very short walk to see this tree. Do not miss it! Also, be sure to stop at the kauri museum east of Dargaville. It will tell the story of these magnificent trees.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the side of the road there is a small hut where it is explained that the land is very precious and that you must disinfect your shoes before going on the walkway. This is a tree worth protecting as it is enormous with a whole ecosystem going on in its branches. There were quite a lot of people there... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk from the car park reveals this giant of a tree said to be around 2,000 years old. That makes it a must see. Make sure you disinfect your boots before going along the path to see it as kauri trees are fighting a fatal disease at the moment. The walk is pretty flat and easily wheelchair accessible.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good, easy walk for all members of the family. It was quiet when I was there, so we had the place to ourselves and all the time to enjoy the grandeur of these giants. These trees and the world events they have been around for really put things in perspective. Highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So I heard about these big trees and thought "They are just big trees, how cool can they be?". But wow, definitely worth the visit! Seeing those huge trees, over 2000 years old, they were there even before people came ashore on New Zealand. Makes you think. We came south from Dargaville, the road to get to the Waipoua forest... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the stop,170 metre walk with a well informed guide to see a monster, also learnt a lot on history of tree

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