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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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worth the time to visit the Four Sisters in Waipoua Forest and learn the Maori teaching about them. The whole little forest is so awe inspiring ... hard to imagine such trees once... read more

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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60 reviews
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worth the time to visit the Four Sisters in Waipoua Forest and learn the Maori teaching about them. The whole little forest is so awe inspiring ... hard to imagine such trees once covered so much of this northern part of North Island.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a special place, it was wonderful to see the Kauri trees and immerse ourselves in nature in this way.

Thank LisaCarvill
Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walking track through this forest is truly amazing. It just puts into perspective the damage done to the landscape when you consider how many of these trees would have been around! Overall a great and really easily accessible walk!

Thank Josh R
Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This forest is not only known and beautiful because of the huge kauri trees. If there weren't so many tourists and a road through it, you could get lost.

Thank jobst56
Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking, quite, peaceful. Easy walking. Size of some of the tress has to be seen to be believed.

Thank miketeresamcb
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These ancient Kauri trees look impresive on pictures, but that's nothing compared to the real sight. It's just breathtaking.

Thank Claudia Z
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful nature walks throughout this forest. Well-maintained boardwalks - please stay on these boardwalks to prevent the spread of infectious Kauri Tree die-off. The other reason are the Kauri's fragile roots just below the surface. Hiking boot scrubbing and disinfectant stations are located before entering and leaving the forest - please use them! Reservations can be made for guided tours... More 

Thank Cornelis J
Newtown, Mid Wales
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having paid a fleeting visit to Tane Mahuta as we passed through Waipoua forest on a road trip,we decided to return on the penultimate day of our holiday to take in the full beauty of this amazing place. Typically on the day we visited we had everything from sunshine, to mist, to driving rain! However this just showed off the... More 

Thank Alan H
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Lush forest. I have seen many large trees across the globe. None bigger than Tane Mahula. Awe inspiring. Easy short path from the road. Shame the rest were cut down in the past. Worth going out of the way to see.

Thank 2017KimRoss
Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Unless you have been to NZ before you are unlikely to have ever walked through a forest like this. The paths are well kept and there are plenty of signs sending you off on walks that are branched from the main track. Superb experience.

Thank SteveS1970

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