Four Sisters Walk

Four Sisters Walk

Waipoua Forest


18 Rankers Reviews

17 Face-to-Face

5 Hokianga

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Marios Gavalas

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350 m return | 10 minutes return

The Four Sisters are kauri that sprout from the same base, although some may be growing at the expense of others.


The kauri walks are signposted 11km north of Waipoua River Road and 1km south of Tane Mahuta on S.H.12.

There is a large parking area where your vehicle will be guarded for a small fee.


From the carpark follow the wide, even and metalled track for 7 minutes to the three way junction. The Four Sisters are signposted on the right. A boardwalk circumnavigates the trees.

It is very important that you keep to the walking track at all times. The kauri tree has very sensitive surface roots, and foot traffic around the tree endangers their life span.


Kauri trees occasionally create unusual growth forms. At times the trunks of two, three, four, five and even six trees can grow joined together at the base of the trees. In the Waipoua Forest Conservation Estate is a group of trees known as the Four Sisters. You will see four Kauri trees, with evenly spaced slender trunks, arising from a large mound of pukahukahu. A similar growth can be seen in Trounson Kauri Park to the south.


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DOC Northland

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Ranking: 9/10

Nice walk to see the Kauri trees.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Sylvie Smets


Ranking: 8/10

Very neat and the walk is quite soothing.

Reviewed over 5 years ago and experienced in March 2016

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Fanny DeBon


Ranking: 9/10

Walking through the forest and reaching the giant Kauri trees, that was great! They are so impressive! There are loads of signs reminding us to protect them - maybe too many?

Reviewed about 7 years ago and experienced in December 2014

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Friederike Kranzin


Ranking: 10/10

Very good and easy walks to the Four Sisters, King of the Forest etc. The tallest Kauri trees in NZ, looking amazing! Good DoC camp nearby.

Reviewed about 8 years ago

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Sebastian Russell-Smits

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Very remote but totally beautiful!

Reviewed over 8 years ago and experienced in March 2013

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Ranking: 9/10

It was like a walk in a botanic garden, striking plant diversity, outstanding trees. Why had we to pay a warden for the parking??

Reviewed about 9 years ago

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New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Majestic Trees & Easy Walking

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Remco te Lintum


Ranking: 8/10

Great to see these trees, good you are saving them!!!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Cick Pouw


Ranking: 8/10

Big trees, beautiful forest, nice walkways.

Reviewed about 10 years ago

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Jack van den Nieuwendyk


Ranking: 9/10

Wonderful forest, nice kauri trees, all in reach.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Wolfgang Goggel


Ranking: 9/10

Amazing kauri trees, fantastic and interesting.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Ranking: 8/10

Several tracks to the Giant Kauri Trees. Amazing, you have to see this.

Reviewed about 11 years ago and experienced in February 2011

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Melanie Berube


Ranking: 9/10

A nice short walk that also was informative. We learned about the famous tree.

Reviewed about 11 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Cymen Crick